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Do you work out???

a_baxa_bax Posts: 20 Baller
If you work out, what do you do? How many times per week? How long have you been working out? Has it impacted your skiing?


  • a_baxa_bax Posts: 20 Baller
    I didn't mean to put this post under Trick & Jump but I can't seem to change it now.
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 1,292 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    No I pretty much got this body by taking a year off skiing while eating Arby’s half the time because I’m at the hospital 2 weeks a month.

    But up until 16 months ago I worked out 5x a week and ate a home cooked and healthy meal 3x a day. Yes it did help my skiing but truthfully, 85% of it helping was mental. Just a placebo.
  • EljaybeeEljaybee Posts: 47 Baller
    I like the P90X programs. I am doing P90X3 right now and love it. 6 days a week for 30 min a day. I especially like that yoga and other core focused workouts are part of the program. I feel the yoga and other stretching helps to reduce injuries and yes I feel helps my skiing (especially recovery 😄) Good luck!
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,652 Mega Baller
    Arby's has the best jalepeño poppers
  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 509 Crazy Baller
    Skiing is a great workout. :)
  • marknmarkn Posts: 429 Crazy Baller
    Lift weights and sit ups 3 days per week all year long...old habits die hard.
  • 503Kento503Kento Posts: 77 Baller
    I’ve done a basic weight machine workout for decades but last year, I picked up the intensity, dropped 15 pounds and added the routine I found here:

    Made a huge difference in my skiing. When there is nobody else on the course and my friends are done skiing, I can keep skiing until the gas is gone. ;)
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 1,100 Mega Baller
    edited February 2020
    Just about every day. Nothing heavy, using dumbbells at home. I rotate 1 day legs, 1 day abs, 1 day upper body. Started (or restarted, Ive had many periods of working out....) up a year ago, along with some dieting and loosing about 25 lbs. Tremendous improvement in my stamina. Went from barely able to catch my breath between passes (even when skiing a lot) to doing 10-12 passes easy and hardly breathing heavy between passes.
  • Calisdad57Calisdad57 Posts: 25 Baller
    At least 5x a week. Once skiing begins I will cut it to 3x a week. At 62yrs old, diet and rest is very important.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,514 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    5x a week, but simple curls, bench etc. Just trying to keep somewhat toned, not body build.
    Scott Calderwood
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,383 Mega Baller
    My usual winter goal was to become as strong as possible treating it as an off-season sport not off-season training. This year I set a stupid goal, build the exact same strength and not gain a pound in body weight, meaning any pound of athletic weight I gain, I have to drop a pound of in-athletic weight to do it. So far so good. I also largely stopped drinking in July, that made a big difference.
  • ShellShell Posts: 254 Crazy Baller
    5x a week, weight training, cardio, basically a good mix of everything and during the off season, indoor tennis 3-4 times a week along side of my daily gym routine. It definitely helps on the water and in life. Eating habits are generally good, no carbs and a glass of wine highly helps the heart:) I'd say life is amazing! Make it what YOU want!
  • MarkMMarkM Posts: 156 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Highly recommend P90X. I've done it 4 times. Also, P90X2.
  • ReggieOReggieO Posts: 94 Baller
    5 days a week, my routine is a blend of deadlifts, pull ups, concept 2 rower, benchpress, walking lunges, kettle bell swings, treadmill runs and if we have enough snow, cross country skiing. Each day something different, but that is the bulk of the exercises.
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 353 Crazy Baller
    Crossfit 5-6x per week. It for sure improved my skiing but not because I got stronger but because my overall mobility was crap before I started this 3.5yrs ago. Plus it is a lot fun and I enjoy it even though it is really hard. (like course skiing)
  • jercranejercrane Posts: 379 Crazy Baller
    I'm with @Than_Bogan but in my brain I am alternating between pick up line and frat boy insult ... "Do you even lift bro?"
  • BdeckerBdecker Posts: 333 Crazy Baller
    Orangetheory fitness 5-6 days a week for the past 20 months. In the summer, I often catch an OTF class and 2 sets of slalom by 9am.

    Definitely improved my consistency by improving core strength. WaterRower is the secret ingredient for sure! Lots of little competitions and benchmark challenges have kept me engaged.
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 715 Crazy Baller
    I hit the gym pretty hard 3 x per week, also walk on the hills 3 miles per day, 6 days/week. Snow ski 25,000 vertical feet per day in the off season. It’s working for me.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,298 Mega Baller
    Cardio hour on my mt bike 4 to 5 days a week.
    Run a wheel Barrow and move dirt and fire wood most every day.
    Swing a splitting maul for an hour 3 days a week.
    Run a push broom every day.
    Climb up and down a ladder 20 times into big wake boats at least once a week
    Daily planks and pushups, daily stretching.
    Also 10,000 steps a day..
    Slalom 4 to 10 sets a week.
    Ride my trick ski 2 to 3 sets a week.
    Should I work out also??
    Now if I can remove the carbs from my diet!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • david_quaildavid_quail Posts: 171 Baller
    Has anyone ever put together or seen a slalom specific training program? Off season and in season?

    With the help of a couple people very experienced in slalom, and in athletic training, we're putting together just that; so would love to learn anything specific people have done.

    I, like many on here, would be exercising 5-6 days a week (usually a combo of crossfit, orange theory, running outdoors, swimming) even if Slalom didn't exist. It's so key to my health and happiness. So I figure I may as well be applying those training hours directly to my passion (slalom) to better those results and reduce injury risk.
  • 75Tique75Tique Posts: 172 Crazy Baller
    I am certainly no slalom expert or exercise guru, but I would think a ski specific program would include:

    1. Cardio, just not getting winded would help. It amazes me how exhausting a couple passes are.
    2. Situps/crunches - core must be a big part of correct form
    3. Those little springy squeezy hand exercise things
    4. Rowing - in a boat or on a machine, gotta be the closest thing exercise to slalom demands, I would think.
    5. Maybe squats - it would seem quads have a pretty significant role behind the boat.

    OK thats my list, worth exactly what you paid for it.

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  • Greg BanishGreg Banish Posts: 123 Baller
    I'm with @75Tique on the swimming recommendation. I am a competitive US Masters swimmer, so waterskiing is actually my "off season". I can tell you that after swimming regular 1500-2500m workouts 4-6days/wk, I am the only one in the boat not sucking wind after the first set each spring.
  • cougfancougfan Posts: 343 Crazy Baller
    @david_quail and @75Tique check out Flow Point TV 20.2 episode 1&2 @MarcusBrown interviewed Jenny Labaw about this very subject. Very interesting stuff from an expert
  • a_baxa_bax Posts: 20 Baller
    @75Tique & @Greg Banish - not only is swimming an excellent workout, my friend Klaus Obermeyer, who turned 100 in December, believes that the full range of breathing in swimming is a big key to his longevity. Klaus swims every day.
    Greg Banish
  • a_baxa_bax Posts: 20 Baller
    @david_quail I recall some of the Waterski magazines over the years contained exercise guides with Todd Ristorcelli's 'alter ego' (can't remember the name). I can say that in Cross-Fit, I kick butt in the "farmers carry" because it's all about being in a stacked position under load. So that's definitely a good slalom-specific exercise, also.
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