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Mpdsnowman

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October 1st....If your like me then this begins your Fall workouts to get into shape for snowboarding/skiing or whatever your Winter pleasure may be...

I have a gym in my basement. My workout lasts about 45 minutes total.

15 minutes on a bike
15 minutes on a back and ab machine
5 minutes on an ab slider
10 minutes vigorous punching on a suspended bally's boxing 25lb bag

Then I do a regiment of weight lifting exercises with our bench and weights..I am finding that it takes a little more now that I am getting older lol...I try and do this every day and will do so thru Christmas time.

So if you do work out....whats your regiment like??
 

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Your lucky if you only have to start working out now. I have to go year round and I still am not 100% happy. I guess I just enjoy food and drink too much.

Alex

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I'm doing P90X. I started on July 30th. So far I dropped 12 pounds, from 195 to about 183.

I'd like to get to the upper 170's. It's been 2 or 3 years since I was in the low 180's so I"m feeling good now. I actually put on my ski pants and the fit awesome. They were a LITTLE tight last year :lol:

I like p90x for the whole body regimen but there is no denying the leg workout and plyometrics helps me out on the slopes. It's not ski specific but I do feel great after doing it for a while. I also work out in my basement, usually in the morning.
 

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My entire off season consists of:

1. Soccer 4 times a week for 2 hours each session

2. Hike and climb steep trails and creek/waterfalls on the weekends

3. Consumption of strong IPA's and Shiraz

4. Watch lots of ski porn!
 
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The Sneak

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I am still trying to recover from a bad hamstring strain back in April.
But I'm running 2-3x and biking 1x per week and doing basic weight lifting 3x per week.

I'm also only 5' 8 155 lbs. I can't afford to lose any weight. I just want to be stronger, on and off the hill.

Also need to step up my drinking.
 

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I started a new job in March that's in good bike commute distance, so I've been doing that generally 3 times a week. I tend to flog it pretty hard, as it's my primary exercise. Seems to work; at almost 45 I'm in the best shape I've been in at least since college, possibly ever. We'll see how that translates for skiing.
 

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Walking 8 blocks to Heartland Brewpub.... Then walking back...
 

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I've been running and mountain biking consistantly, since April. So far I've lost 40 lbs. I want to lose anther 10 lbs before ski season starts and 20 lbs by the end of the season. Unfortunately, my right shoulder is in really bad shape, so I can't really lift weights at this time. I know I got to get to the Doctor's soon, to see if physical therapy will help. I won't do surgery, until after ski season is over. I'm really excited about this season after the poor season a year ago, weather wise and fitness wise.
 

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Work out? What's that? I just let the first few times out take care of the off season atrophy. The fingers on my left hand are pretty strong though, I play a lot more guitar during the off season.
 

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I've been running and mountain biking consistantly, since April. So far I've lost 40 lbs. I want to lose anther 10 lbs before ski season starts and 20 lbs by the end of the season. Unfortunately, my right shoulder is in really bad shape, so I can't really lift weights at this time. I know I got to get to the Doctor's soon, to see if physical therapy will help. I won't do surgery, until after ski season is over. I'm really excited about this season after the poor season a year ago, weather wise and fitness wise.

Great job, 40lb is some serious weight! You must feel great, were you this thin before or has it been a while?

I felt amazing after losing 12 pounds. A couple years ago I went from 212 down to 180, that was pretty awesome to, almost 32 lb.

I'm so cyclicla though. It's like I was 200 in high school, then went to 165 in boot camp for the air force, then went up to about 180 where I stayed a while, then crept up to 212, back down to 178, back up to 195, and now I'm down to 182 again. WTF.
 

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Up and Down

I do feel pretty good, but I've been having more joint stiffness lately. More then I've had in the past, guess I'm just getting old. It's great feel when your skinny jean are getting loose. I really need to get my shoulder fixed, but that's going to have to wait. I'm going to start doing more leg strengthing in the next couple of weeks. Bring on the snow!

I have lived most my life in the 200 plus range. I played football, offense/defensive line and track and field, shot put/discus in high school. I've been as high as 260 lbs in my early 20's (powerlifting) and as low as 190 lbs in my late 20's. It wasn't until my son was born in 2000, that I started to try and keep my weight lower. Unfortunately, I've had mixed results over the years. Now, that the kids are older. I can fine the time to slip in workouts more consistantly. Plus, my son runs and rides with me a few times a week.:cool:
 

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I've been running and mountain biking consistantly, since April. So far I've lost 40 lbs. I want to lose anther 10 lbs before ski season starts and 20 lbs by the end of the season. Unfortunately, my right shoulder is in really bad shape, so I can't really lift weights at this time. I know I got to get to the Doctor's soon, to see if physical therapy will help. I won't do surgery, until after ski season is over. I'm really excited about this season after the poor season a year ago, weather wise and fitness wise.
I found it! Seriously, great job, I lost 70lbs in a year, four years ago. I hiked five miles a day, cut out sugar, junk food, and eating after dinner, that's the hard one. I've since tweeked a reconstructed ACL, and can't hike regularly. I now swim for exercise. We were flooded again last September, both local YMCAs were flooded. The pool was down for a month and a half. I gained 20lbs, and have been struggling to loose it.

I don't do any ski specific workouts prior to the season. I've been swimming a mile four to five times per week. I have a pair of short bladed fitness fins. I do five minutes on my stomach, with a kick board, five minutes on my back, for a half hour. Then I put on webbed finger gloves, and do the breast stroke down, crawl back for a half hour. Swimming is great exercise for old farts like me, slightly overweight, with bad body parts, knee, shoulder. I think there's no substitute for actually skiing to get into skiing shape, I'm ready for a workout!
 

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The junk food after dinner has been my downfall, too. How bad will the ACL hold you back for ski season?
 
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