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Old 03.12.2010, 13:04
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Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

So its only month or so before i head off to the mountains for a bit of ski fun and frolics, yet this year with work being so busy, I've not had the opportunity to join a GYM and condition my legs so I'm now trying to think of a good way of really working out the legs at home so that I'm ready when i hit the slope.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a bit of home workout to get the muscles working again?
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Old 03.12.2010, 13:28
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

Buy a balance board to stand on, while you watch TV at home.

Get the balance, then move to Squats.

......That's my two cents.
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Old 03.12.2010, 13:32
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

do they come with insurance? knowing me i'd balance my way through the balcony window

good idea though
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Old 03.12.2010, 13:39
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

Skipping.

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Old 03.12.2010, 13:42
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hmm. i cant skip and hold a pint of beer at the same time though.
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Old 03.12.2010, 13:48
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do they come with insurance? knowing me i'd balance my way through the balcony window

good idea though
Ha Ha.... they stay still on the ground.

They are designed to rehabilitate knee and ankle injuries so it would be quite the oxymoron if you were to hurt yourself on one.

You can also drink beer while you're at it, but I wouldn't recommend it while doing squats..... you may need a straw.
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either he is a midget.... or has very high ceilings in his apartment
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

Seems that you don't want any suggestions, so I am going to make one more.

Stick to the Apres ski.
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

Not sure how effective it will be, but I'm jogging and doing squats.

I think actually I should just lose some weight so my legs didn't have to work so hard keeping my tummy off the ground
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

The only reason I go running is so I can drink what I want, and eat what I want.

The 2 reasons I go running is so I can be fit for boading, can drink what I want and eat what I want.

The 3 reasons I go running is to look good, be fit for boarding, drink what I want and eat what I want.

This appears to be turning into a Monty Python sketch.

Consider the lily.
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

i don't know what the proper name is but you can do ankle lifts on a stair: stand with just the from of your foot on a stair (just slightly past the toes) and then lower and raise yourself. Is there a name for this? Its great for calf muscles! do sets of 25 and repeat as many times as possible!
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Old 03.12.2010, 19:31
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

I've found a site with a few exercises for ski training on. No guarantee that they are the best ones or anything, but the ones I looked at seemed clearly explained and not too OTT. If any of the experts on here has nothing to do over the Christmas holidays, there are only about 200 of them. If you sort them out and say which one you would recommend and which you would not advise EFers to do, I promise a bit of rep!
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Old 03.12.2010, 20:13
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Re: Getting in shape for skiing / boarding

Core exercises, lots of them, must include squats and lunges. Strong core is probably what you need most for skiing.
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Old 03.12.2010, 21:26
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Core exercises, lots of them, must include squats and lunges. Strong core is probably what you need most for skiing.
I don't know about skiing, but strong core is probably what you need for most sports...to think of some, running, swimming, badminton, climbing, cycling...I can't think of any outdoor sport that doesn't require a strong core, decent quads and aerobic fitness
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Old 03.12.2010, 21:56
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I don't know about skiing, but strong core is probably what you need for most sports...to think of some, running, swimming, badminton, climbing, cycling...I can't think of any outdoor sport that doesn't require a strong core, decent quads and aerobic fitness

Pretty much the answer, though anaerobic fitness is probably more important in skiing than aerobic fitness. So intervals are better training than running 10k (though either are better than none). Though of course, the answer could also be to just ski (you are in Switzerland afterall).
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