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8 week ski program

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I came across this https://www.macrofit.co/skier-fit/?fbclid=IwAR0Bk0a2_7-4SkcVDw-XfXY38YNqxsg7Uz_NI7I7gFNdTTsw-wBKVIJ8Ips and although it looks like basic workout lunges, squats etc i like the concept of having a plan for 8 weeks, also I can repeat the week workout as much as I need. Any body got anything similar or should i just put something together on my own and save the £50?
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I've been following John Collinson's workouts on Instagram throughout lockdown. He has to be one of the fittest and strongest guys out there. So I paid my £50ish, to support him if nothing else.

I've started the program, I do exercises for my back near enough every day and just do his bit afterwards. It looks pretty good, but the Day 1 stuff was too much for a middle aged, half fit bloke to start at - I managed 1 circuit when you're meant to do 4. So I'm building up to Day 1!

I like the fact it's mobility based as well as strength, and that it's mainly bodyweight stuff so that I don't need lots of stuff for it.
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We have a few ideas on our site at https://www.insideoutskiing.com/info/fitness.html
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Macrofit reminds me of this other ski athlete programme :

https://samsaraexperience.com/

@WASHOUT, also may be worth going through these two threads:

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=139748#3457608

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=138408#3292105
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There's absolutely zero reason to buy that program. As you rightly say it's just generic exercises. Plenty of free YouTube circuit training videos doing the same stuff for free.
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boarder2020 wrote:
There's absolutely zero reason to buy that program. As you rightly say it's just generic exercises. Plenty of free YouTube circuit training videos doing the same stuff for free.


Yep this - plenty of good advice out there, ski specific too. But if you feel like supporting someone else, go for it.
Some ideas and inspiration here also

https://www.skimag.com/performance/fitness
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There's a ski specific workout on BBC website somewhere by skiercross Olympian Emily Sarsfield. Part of workout Wednesday series and designed to be done in a hotel room so could be good for lockdown in bad weather. I'll find link once I'm back.on laptop.
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designed to be done in a hotel room


No Olympian is doing their proper strength and conditioning workout without weights. I'm not saying you can't achieve some decent results training at home, but we need to be realistic. I suspect many of these pro athlete endorsed workouts are for publicity/financial reasons rather than how they actually train.

In fact I kind of question why anyone other than a pro skier would do a ski focused strength program. Any general program is going to improve your physical condition. Improving strength alone is likely to have little effect on ski performance for the average skier anyway (technique is much more likely to be a limiting factor and a much quicker/easier fix). The bigger benefit is probably decreased risk of injury.
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@WASHOUT, depending on how you ski, and if you are methodical and motivated, this could be just the job. If you have a spare £40. Uphill Athlete is a fantastic mountain strength and endurance resource.

https://www.uphillathlete.com/uphill-athlete-12-week-steep-skiing-training-plan/
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@boarder2020, the lady concerned is also a fitness instructor. Although a pro skier, she didn't get funding for a fair bit of her career and supported herself working in local sports centres I think in the summer. Where did I say it was her personal workout?
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@hellsbells I never said you did! I'm just pointing out it's worth being a little wary of some of these programs put forward by pros. Even if not explicitly stated there is some implication that this pro supports the program so it's like what they do. Look at what the actual ski pros do - heavy weights, simply no way to get the kind of quad strength from bodyweight exercises for that level of performance. (In fact I imagine most of the pros just do a very general strength routine and the ski specific part of their training is actually skiing!).

Uphill athlete are legit. Their focus is a little more on the endurance part than strength (not a bad thing as probably more an issue for the average recreational skier). They themselves even say just buy their book as it has all the info you need in to create their programs (and cheaper!), plus it will help you understand the reasoning behind it all. It's aimed at more serious people - expect to be getting up to around 10 hours training per week. Again they will get you using heavier weights rather than just at home bodyweight stuff.
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Mr Motivator demonstrating his version of a ski stance exercise on TV this morning. Would certainly cut a dash on the slopes in that outfit. Looking and sounding good for 68.

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I came across a number of workouts by Get Ski Fit on YouTube. Different levels of intensity and targeting cardio, balance and strength. I’ll be giving the beginners sessions a go to shake off the COVID calories and get piste fit for next year Eh oh!
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Collinson is a beast of an athlete and skier He’d been posting his core workouts for free for ages before so good for him for putting a paid program together. I’m going to do it with the little guy. Backflips here we come Very Happy
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