Starting over with competitive slalom in Men9 next spring - last tournament 1985 nationals in Men3 and have only free skied once every 5 years. That's a 35 year gap. Everything I have done since then does nothing for upper body; bike, ski, roller blade.
We have a weight machine and I have a full time desk job at home . . so I have been doing a set of Pull Downs on the machine every time I need a break from my desk - hoping to work up to pull ups. Been doing about 20 sets per day of 12 or 18 (multiples of a perfect passes) a day for 2 months. The weight I can do has advanced 50% since I started.
This all day approach of quick sessions is not a prescribed method that I have seen for resistance training. It suits my short attention span gives and me a 5 minute break from my desk several times a day. Is it counterproductive for strength and conditioning ? I know there are better ways but can this be "bad" in some way ? There are also other conditioning things I do on a more traditional schedule.