Looking for ski workouts......
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queenoftheslopes
November 15, 2004
Member since 11/15/2004 🔗
143 posts
I am trying to prepare myself for my first weekend of skiing in about 4-5 weeks. Does anyone know any good workouts that will help get me back in ski-shape?

Thanks!
comprex
November 15, 2004
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts





5 weeks?
comprex
November 15, 2004
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts

12 week ski-specific program here
queenoftheslopes
November 15, 2004
Member since 11/15/2004 🔗
143 posts
well, five weeks 'til my first day out. I won't be going out on a big trip until mid-January. I am two weeks behind because of some bad blistering on my feet, which has just healed.
Gill
December 17, 2004
Member since 06/23/2000 🔗
61 posts
Here's one I do on occassion. It should take a little over an hour and 15 minutes to do the whole routine:
1. Warm up.
-5 minutes on the treadmill, bike trainer, or lateral slide.
2. Strength circuit training. (Repeat x2)
-Squats: 1 minute
-Calf raises: 1 minute
-Front lunges: 1 minute
-Side lunges: 1 minute
-Leg stands: 1 minute each
-Push ups: 1 minute
-Dips: 1 minute
-Sit ups: 1 minute
-Back extensions: 1 minute
3. Cardio circuit training. (Repeat x2)
-Jumping jacks: 1 minute
-Kangaroo hops: 1 minute
-Cross body punches: 1 minute
-Rat-A-Tat steps: 1 minute
-Lateral jumps: 1 minute
-Leaning uppercut punches: 1 minute
-Step ups: 1 minute (on stairs or Reebok step)
-Split steps: 1 minute
-Compass jumps: 1 minute
-Speed bag punching: 1 minute
4. Endurance circuit training. (Repeat x2)
-Bike trainer: 5 minutes
-Lateral slide: 5 minutes
5. Core strength circuit training with stability ball (Repeat x2)
-Floor back extensions: 20-30 reps
-Sit ups: 20-30 reps
-Twisting back extensions: 20-30 reps per side
-Twisting sit ups: 20-30 reps per side
-Fanny lifts: hold 5 seconds per lift for 12 reps
-Leg curls: hold 5 seconds per lift for 12 reps
-1 leg extensions: hold 10 seconds/6 reps each leg
gatkinso
January 21, 2005
Member since 01/25/2002 🔗
316 posts
Hop on an elliptical trainer.

Place your feet as close together as the paddels will allow.

Go, keeping your hands on the handles.

Keep your shoulders square at all times. Try to keep them level too. Don't bounce. Basically maintain a text book ski stance the whole time.

Do this for 45 minutes.
pwillysim
January 23, 2005
Member since 09/2/2004 🔗
38 posts
I agree an elliptical is a good training device, but make sure you include lunges and squats as they are very muscle intense exercises. If you have access to a skiers edge machine utilize it also!!!
TennesseeSkier
February 5, 2006
Member since 01/22/2006 🔗
25 posts
Here is a workout program I found online. I was also looking for a 4-5 week program as we are going skiing the 2nd weekend in March. Here is a link to that site. FYI... most sites state you should beging workouts 8 weeks before your trip...opps...lol

Skiing Exercises and Workout


Here is one more link for you, and BTW, this is the workout program I am currently on.

Ten Quick Tips To Get You In Top Shape For The Ski Season

Hope maybe this two links will help you out if you havent found anything already. GOOD LUCK
comprex
February 6, 2006
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
Quote:

Go, keeping your hands on the handles.

Keep your shoulders square at all times. Try to keep them level too. Don't bounce. Basically maintain a text book ski stance the whole time.




Amazing how many can't get on this without bouncing. One of these days I'm going to show up with a tray and some water glasses . . .
comprex
February 6, 2006
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
Quote:


Here is one more link for you, and BTW, this is the workout program I am currently on.

Ten Quick Tips To Get You In Top Shape For The Ski Season




That's a good one. For more detailed core + balance work take a look in the back pages of ski magazine.
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