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    SICK PUP.

    If that's a photo of you Pat, my opera group is looking for Alto-
    any takers?
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    Re: SICK PUP.

    Originally posted by Ron Simonson
    If that's a photo of you Pat, my opera group is looking for Alto-any takers?  
                          Ron
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    Yeah - that's me but I was only 48 when that photo was taken in 1994. My lateral split today isn't quite as extreme but I can still touch my forehead to the floor while doing it.

    We're in Vermont this weekend with guests. We did the Alpine Slide at Pico yesterday, watched a live performance of The Full Monty last night and played Okemo Valley GC this morning (shot 45-36 in yet another Jekyll and Hyde round).

    Doing some work on the condo before heading back for Connecticut.

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    Re: Rollerblading

    Originally posted by mumster+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mumster)</div>
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    The wheels on her rollerblades are awful.  We each bought our blades when a store went out of business and we got entry level models with the cheapest components imaginable.  .On the other hand, she gets a great workout!!
    You sound like you are joking, but I'm debating this - I have botton-of-the-line roller blades. They make me work hard going up hill. I'd have more fun, and probably go faster, with new blades but my skiing might be aided by the greater workout with slower blades.

    The balance point is off - I fall back onto my heels. Patmoore, does a tough balance point help or hurt for cross training? Maybe I should get a heel lift.

    BTW, why flexibility first? It seems strength, balance, and endurance would be much more important...[/b]
    If you bought bottom dollar blades, don't just upgrade your wheels!! Spend a chunk of $ and buy some well made skates. Here's why.....
    $$ buys you better, more durable wheels, better bearings, and MUCH better fit and support. They should feel just like your ski boots, but a tiny bit softer. The support will help any balance problems, as will bending your knees and hips a little. Most people are so shaky when starting out on blades, that they tend to straighten out the knees and bend at the hips - this is murder on your shins, calves, and back!

    And here's the fitness benefits.... Same calorie burn as running without the joint stress. Great workout for aerobic and lower body. Add poles for x-country type work out. Need more?? Find a gentle slope and set slalom or GS cones, skate them JUST like skiing, then skate back UP the hill. Repeat until you're dying!

    Looking for another interesting cross-training tip? TRY YOGA! It blends strengthening, toning, stretching, breathing, and relaxation techniques all in one ultra-hip package. When you find a class, just let the instructor know what your goals are and they can pick poses and excercises accordingly (the side plank is one of our regulars). Over the summer, as I've been going to class twice a week, I've noticed significant gains in my upper body and core strength, and major stess relief (I'm really lucky that I'm already quite flexible - I'm even finally working on the foot-behind-the-head thing)!

    Hope you're having a great summer y'all!

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    Hey there's our Volkl Girl!!! Glad to hear from ya!! Hope your summer is going well too!!

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    rollerblades, "monobikes", et. al.......

    Just had to share with you a new "personal best". Logged 12.6 miles on the new unicycle last night. Quads are more than a little sore and there is an urgent call for Bag Balm.

    The days are getting shorter.

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    [quote]Hey there's our Volkl Girl!!! Glad to hear from ya!! Hope your summer is going well too!!

    Mike 8)


    Sorry I've been out of touch.....It's Mountain Biking time!! :D

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    :lol: Hi Everyone,
    It's good to be back in touch with you guys as we head into ski season. Only 11 weeks to go here. Man, I'm impressed with the pictures and input you all have posted here. Have had some health issues to deal with this year, so Thanks for the encouragement and incentive for exercise. Went to the Century Tour Mountain Bicycle Races yesterday, here in the Enchanted Circle, where they ride 100 miles around the loop. Unfortunately, I was not a rider, I was just the "Radio Lady" doing Live Remotes. Plan to go mountain hiking tomorrow with my ski buddy, as we count down the days to ecstacy at Taos Ski Valley. Had our first frost the other day, and the Indians at the Pueblo say it's going to be a very good winter here.

    Hope to see you guys on the slopes! THINK SNOW!
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    1) How long does it take to learn to ride a unicycle? I saw in Skiing Mag (or somewhere) that one of Bode Miller's summer training exercises is to ride a unicycle up hill. He's a guy who's managed to develop pretty fair balance skills. :wink:

    2) I favor strength training exercises that have a balance component, and plyometric (jumping) exercises. Along with one combination upper body/abs workout, and some general cardio exercise every week, I try to do one heavy legs day in the gym and one day combining abs and plyometrics for legs.

    Along with squats, deadlifts, hamstring curls, and adductor and abductor machines, some of my favorite exercises, which have more direct cross-over to skiing, because of their balance components are:

    Alternating walking lunges, with a dumbbell in each hand. Carefully lower yourself, to emphasize the eccentric, braking, portion of the exercise, and when you come back up, step up to stand on only one foot, with the other one touching your ankle.

    Squats, haybalers, and tucks on a bongo board (or bosu, with the platform side up.) Tossing a heavy medicine ball from hand to hand while holding a tuck on a bongo board or bosu is great for small balance adjustments and also distracts from the lactic acid buildup in your thighs. Alternating high and low tucks is a killer.

    Lateral jumps over a broomstick propped up 18" high, trying not to hit the broomstick.

    Box jumps up to a bench, trying to work up to sets of 90.

    Knee tuck jumps, where you raise your knees almost to your chest at the apex of the jump, using some of the same muscles you use for retraction in turn transitions.
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    Unicycle training

    dgloster - When folks ask how long it takes to learn to ride a unicycle I usually respond by saying "a six-pack".

    There is no easy answer. My forty-something brother-in-law picked it up very quickly. I wasn't aware that Bode Miller climbed hills on a uni but I can see why. It's great for the quads and balance. A word of caution - wear wrist guards. I just got back from two weeks in Hawaii and couldn't go in the water. It seems there's a danger of infection when you have 3 metal pins sticking out the side of your hand. (typing one-handed is a little annoying too)

    Those are all great exercises you mention. "tucks an a bongo board" is a GREAT idea. I started doing them last year with ten pound weights in each hand. The difference is that I rotate 90 degrees so that I'm facing longtudinally with one foot forward and one back. I've discovered that it does wonders for the quad in front. Last season was the first that I wasn't plagued by quad burn on my GS snowboard.

    The temp dropped to the forties last night!

    Pat
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