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Active retraction - ankle weights

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
I was wondering if anyone trains with ankle weights? Pressing on the ski it would seem, is natural, we all walk. Lifting 2-3 kilos of metal and plastic to bring the ski back in seems more unnatural and I wonder if just walking around in ankle weights might provide some training for this.

Anyone experimented with this? I think I'll have a go next year.
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@motdoc, Training with more load than is normal for endurance sports is a standard method. If you were going ski touring it would have direct easy to define benefit.

Anyway, it shouldn’t do any harm, provided the weights fit properly and don’t cause rubbing or bruises.
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@motdoc, why are you “lifting the ski to bring it back in”?

Or are you skating?
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De weighting inside ski. Harald harb goes on about active retraction. Sharp turns in deep snow, touring.

It just seems to me that we spend almost all our lives without weights strpped to our legs, then expect it to be fine when we do eg skiing. I wonder if there would be benefit to stabilising muscles and proprioception.
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