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Ski Exercises?

Postby BSquared » Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:05 pm

Hey, folks. Just got back from a trip to Utah for some resort (mostly) and XC skiing (one day), and man, I hurt!

What are people's favorite ways of getting in shape for skiing? I know about wall-sitting (I just can't bring myself to do much of something so inactive), and of course I jog for general conditioning, but do you know of anything you think is particularly good for downhill (mostly upper thighs, I guess) and XC (inner thighs?)??



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Postby copeg » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:48 am

I do the typical excercise stuff which helps. Running, biking, hiking, weights, and stretching. I found that doing martial arts helps with both leg strength and balance. A few other excercises I do sometimes just for skiing is my version of step aerobics. Jumping back and forth over a rope or step, with both or just one leg, etc...now, if only it'd snow some more :nod:
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Postby BSquared » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:24 am

If you think you guys in California have got it bad, check out the east-coast ski areas! It's been absolutely dismal -- most of the places we go for "mini-skis" around here aren't even open!
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Postby Strider » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:37 am

Been using my stairmaster a lot. After 1/2 hour, the upper thighs really start to sting, as long as you keep upright and don't lean on the rails.

I couldn't ski last year due to knee surgery, so the lack of snow is really depressing. Guess I'll have to cough it up and go to Colorado.
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