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Ugh.. Have I waited too long?

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Ugh. Wow, am I ever in bad shape. frown.gif

 

I used to get to the gym 6 days a week.. lately I don't think I've even been getting there 6 times in the last 6 months... It's a combination of things. Work, wedding planning, holidays... Probably mostly just excuses. I need the motivation I used to have. I'm going to JH from Feb 10-20th this year and I know that I need to get back in shape.. Im 24, about 6'2 and 205 right now. I'd like to try to lose 10 pounds or so before I go. When I was in good shape I was about 185 and mostly muscle. Anyone have any good suggestions of things I should try to concentrate on/do in the gym over the next month? I really want to try to just hit it hard and get in there.

 

Last year in JH I was hucking small drops, hitting the backcountry, and rippin down the mogul runs under Thunder chair in a few minutes.. My legs were strong and I had good endurance. If anything, my biggest problem last year was I skied too much! I had a bit of patellar tendonitis for a few months after I was done :). I left it ALL on the hill. All I know is that I have a LOT of work to do if I plan to do all that stuff during my 10 days there this year.

 

Have I waited too long? Looking for some motivation and workout ideas. Thanks!

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Namely, I wanna be doing more of this! :)

 

 

 

Casper Bowl

 

Dropping in near cheyenne gully

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Ugh. Wow, .. Im 24

 NO SYMPATHYsmile.gif

Do some running, stationary cycling, etc.  At your age you can ski yourself into shape if you've got ten days.

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Originally Posted by Skidude04 View Post

Ugh. Wow, .. Im 24

 NO SYMPATHYsmile.gif

Do some running, stationary cycling, etc.  At your age you can ski yourself into shape if you've got ten days.


LOL!  Thanks for nuthin!  wink.gif
 

 

 

post #5 of 6
You've got what, 5 weeks maybe?

That's PLENTY of time to get both mobility and strength work in.

Plan it out carefully and do not overtrain.
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I had a workout in place before winter came this year. Alot was flexibility, strength and core focused to build up strength needed for skiing, if your interested in that I can go into more detail. But what really helped my all round fitness and cardio, was a separate workout to the one above which I did twice a week (the above one I did 3 times). Was: stretch throughout the body for about 15 mins then onto the rowing machine (or you can run, I prefer the rowing machine as it's more of an all body workout), you do a 45sec burst as fast as you can possibly do (it's important to go from it right from the start) you then rest for a set amount of time I started on 4mins but was quite unfit after summer and in no rush so you can probably start on 3mins. You then repeat the burst and do 6 sets. Each week you decrease the rest time by 30 secs, until it's down to 30/45secs and then increase the reps. Works surprisingly fast. Although is key to fully commit, need to push hard enough that you feel like vomiting at the end! You do look like a bit of a idiot going for it for 45secs and then rest for 4 mins, but you'll be ripping harder than everyone else by the end!

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