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SnowHeads Ski Fitness Test Challenge

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We have two ski fitness tests on our site, a basic one and a more lengthy extended version for ski racers and instructors. No special equipment needed and you can do from home during the zombie corona lockdown. Have a go and enter your details. Not a competition (unless you want it to be Wink ) but a good way to track your own progress towards ski fitness.

http://www.insideoutskiing.com/info/fitness.html

Also on the same page are some suggested body weight workouts


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Fri 27-03-20 17:53; edited 1 time in total
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Heck for every 10th person who submits a test result I will offer a half price group clinic at Hemel once we get back skiing again. Will select a random name from each batch of 10 entries to keep it fair and I can publish anonymised results in a spreadsheet if you fancy seeing how you are doing against the greater skiing public snowHead snowHead snowHead
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Tumbleweeds... Toofy Grin Toofy Grin
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@skimottaret, I think they're a pretty useful tool, I was using the instructor set monthly last autumn to track progress (until the point my knee problems started to limit what I could do) and found them useful. I will probably start using them again once my knee is back to full strength.
That said, I tracked the results in a spreadsheet - couldn't see what you wanted them for (other than a good chuckle) or what you were going to do with them... Nothing sinister I'm sure, but a spreadsheet lets me flag positive / negative movement and target improvements / remediations, and develop 'insights'.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
@Tubaski, Glad to hear someone actually used it Smile Finding your baseline and tracking your own progress was the main intention. As I got time on my hands a trip down memory lane as to how these evolved over time and what I wanted the results for.. Actually this was done 10 years ago when I was race coaching and we wanted to develop a set of skills and fitness tests for club racers. There are tests that are used for national team selection but a bit too advanced for juniors and typically require gym equipment. We wanted a set of tests that could be done anywhere and could be used to track general ski fitness, recovery post injury, and ideally correlate to race results. The data entry form on my site was done so I could capture all the kids results on a spreadsheet much like you did Smile. 5 or 6 years ago I modified them to have an entry level and extended version so could use with IOS clients and Instructor/Eurotest trainees. I got input from a couple of people (head of coaching at BASI, an L4 examiner, Gap year coach, physios, an ET opener and a couple other coaches) and was hoping to come up with a standardised set of data from various ET training camps as part of my ISTD thesis on the Eurotest, coupling fitness data to success/injury on the ET circuit.

Just thought I would dust em off during the lockdown and perhaps encourage a few to test their baselines and hopefully see some positive improvement come ski season. I was pretty bummed looking at my results from 4-6 years ago when I was training hard to last weeks results in my current blob like fitness state with aching knees Shocked Shocked
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@skimottaret, interesting to hear the history. maybe you should include some of that on the page, so that folks know theres a more there than just something you made up on a rainy Wednesday afternoon?
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
With regards to your knee injury we used to offer a very comprehensive series of ski stability tests developed by our physio/coach Lisa and Dr. Dave Murrie. Stopped running these when she moved from the UK but happy to send you a copy so you could self test.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@skimottaret, thanks, would be interested in seeing that!
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@skimottaret,

Sorry only just seen fitness test - looks interesting and I'm going to give a go next weekend when have time.

Also looked at the home fitness youtube which seems doable. Think the other might kill me at this stage. lol
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@mozwold, @Tubaski, Lisa our physio/coach/crossfit instructor is running 45 minute mobility and stretching sessions every Friday at 11:30 on Zoom. They aren't ski specific but are to help loosen up the joints for all of us who are walking/cycling and spending way too much time on the computer. If you fancy checking it out email me at info at insideoutskiing.com
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