I’m 44yo, 5’8’’ (174cm), 150lb (68kg). Just started waterskiing 4 years ago at the age of 40. My first year, getting up on one ski was a challenge, but I progressed, as follows:
2011 skied 25 times - completed the slalom course
2012 skied 100 times - completed the course @34mph
2013 skied 160 times - made 28 off (14m)
2014 skied 140 times - PB 3,[email protected]
(13m) & [email protected]
(I never ski more than one set/day)
My waterski progress incentivized me to eat healthier, sleep longer, and exercise daily. I had two minor injuries in 2014 (whiplash and sprained ankle) which set me back a bit, but I want to continue my progress.
On the off season, I workout everyday for 60-80 minutes (a mix of bicycling, circuit training, HIIT, alpine skiing, walking).
Weather allowing, I waterski once a week. During season (May-Oct) I waterski 4 times per week.
What is the ideal training frequency for waterskiing, for both on and off season for someone like me?