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    I am thinking of enrolling in this program. I would be in the acceleration plus. How would this help with ski racing? WOuld it? I would like to hear some input

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    The "Plus" program immediately follows ASI's speed and development training. Each session last an additional :30 minutes, focusing on sport specific lifts. The main objectives of this program are to increase range of motion, increase muscular endurance, improve connective tissue response, and ultimately decrease the chances of injury resulting from inadequate preparedness and/or fatigue.

    The Acceleration and Acceleration Plus Programs are designed around your time allowances, practice and game schedule, and always around your budget! Call today for more information.

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    Hello Jake:

    Sounds like a good workout. How much do they want to charge and for what period of time?

    The areas of speed, agility, balance, endurance, etc is all good stuff. Let us know if you decide to enroll!

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    Sure sounds like a great idea to me. I&#39;m right there with the Bear...how much is it and for how long...per session and for how many weeks/months... Unfortunately, this kind of stuff is long term. You don&#39;t fix old habits over night, and it can take a while to build the muscle groups that are required to do said movements. Personally, I would stress ballance and core strength if you have a choice. But all the other things that it looks like they try to teach you will help as well. I would also reccomend doing some research into personal trainers. Just for your information on cost, my trainer costs $45 per hour, but since my wife and I go to him at the same time, it is only $60 for the two of us. We were going 3 times a week, but with our summer schedule with the horses, we have moved to 2 days a week. The other days I do my Egoscue (look it up and make sure your personal trainer is hip to it!), some cardio, push ups, crunches, etc. Good luck!
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    The program is in direct relation with Steadman Hawkins(Acceleration Sports Institute).

    It is fairly expensive 54 visits is $1209, which translates to $22.40 for each visit.
    They recommend 3 days per week.

    If you want to check it out go here www.accelerationsport.com

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    Actually, compared to what I pay (double that) it sounds like it is quite reasonable. If you think about the amount of money it will cost you in medical bills and PT if you were to get injured next ski season, $1200 is not that bad of an investment. I wish I had done all this BEFORE my injury...I could have saved a bunch of $, time out of commission, and pain. Think of it as an insurance policy :roll: that may help your health, AND will most likely make you a faster racer!
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    Programs like this one build general athleticism. Will that help? Sure. How? You need endurance to put in mileage in the early season, you need strength and power to make good clean carves through tight arcs, and balance should be obvious, right? So improving any of these dimensions will make you a better athlete which should help you become a better skier.

    Will you instantly go into this season a faster skier? No, not really. Building a base of athletic capability will improve your ability to gain skiing skills during ski practice, but it won&#39;t solely make you a better skier (unless you had a glaring issue with your level of fitness, flexibility, balance).

    Beyond the improvement in skiing, these exercises will help you learn how to get in shape and stay in shape for the rest of your life. That&#39;s very important for being able to enjoy skiing for many, many years. And, it is key to reducing health risks you might face later in life.

    In terns of pricing, it seems to be in line with the market. So, it&#39;s a fair price. Is it worth it? Hard to say. I guess it depends on what sacrifice that amount of money brings to you.
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    Thanks for the responses.
    I am going to give the class a try today.

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    Will you instantly go into this season a faster skier? No, not really. Building a base of athletic capability will improve your ability to gain skiing skills during ski practice, but it won&#39;t solely make you a better skier (unless you had a glaring issue with your level of fitness, flexibility, balance).[/b]
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    You mean I&#39;m going to have to work on my technique, TOO? Man, I thought as long as I got stronger and better balanced, I would start beating D$! :evil: This racing thing is starting to get a little too involved.... :shock:
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    Guys come on just because I do this I dont think I am going to instantly become a much better ski racer. I am just trying to become more all around on things to be better. If I didnt think technique mattered I wouldn&#39;t of spent over $1,500 in going to camp this summer. All I wanted to know was is this a program that can help in skiing, and the points it focus&#39;s on how can the relate.

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