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Who's joining me? Ski fit in 8wks

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SkiBumMum Thu 03-Jan-13 15:17:15

I need buddies!

clam Tue 12-Feb-13 19:04:10

Well, slightly better news - I'm going on the trip, at least. I'm closing my mind to what might have been, and I'm going to sit on a sunny balcony over-looking the slopes, or by a log-fire, or by a glass-fronted heated pool with MN a large pile of books, and demand vin chaud and hot chocolates at regular intervals.

Better than sinking into a deep depression home alone anyway.

Zoidberg Thu 07-Feb-13 19:47:41

Poor you Clam. I had to have a tooth out today, and had a cold all week, so am not up to much at the moment other than feeling sorry for myself but yes I know I still have the hol to look forward to.

clam Thu 07-Feb-13 16:19:25

Well, I'm doing a whole different load of exercises that were never on my radar before. Things like scrunching toes and flexing my ankle. Whoopeedoo. sad

CaurnieBred Fri 01-Feb-13 13:11:31

We go mid March. The past 2 days I did the Davina Super Body Workout Super Sculpt/Legs routine which is squat and lunge 'tastic and now I can hardly walk. Sure it will be worth it in the end!

Zoidberg Thu 31-Jan-13 11:50:10

Well, I was lurking, and now have realised it's only 4 weeks not 8 so need to get serious. Have been doing Couch25K, am half way through week 4, and doing a set of squats, lunges etc from another thread on here, every few days (should be every day). So prob getting a wee bit fitter but really need to step it up to doing something every day. And eating less as trousers still bit tight, eek!

SkiBumMum Thu 24-Jan-13 22:08:50

Oh no Clam. Poor you! Hope you're okish now.

Sorry - rubbish me for having started a thread and then forgetting about it!

I've been doing lots of squats and the like. Feeling stronger but not fitter really. Can't run due to pelvic floor issues and it's too bloody cold to swim even though fine for the kids

How is everyone else going?

massistar Tue 22-Jan-13 11:08:48

Oh Clam, that's awful, you poor thing sad.

massistar Tue 22-Jan-13 11:07:54

my DH and I did the snowboard version of this before we went and it was great. Hard going but I really noticed the difference in my legs. Also did lots of squats with weights and ski jumps at boot camp.

clam Mon 21-Jan-13 20:29:50

OK, so I'm afraid I'm out of this.
On my way downstairs last Monday to do my DVD, I slipped and fell, and have spent the last week in hospital recovering from surgery to pin a rod through by broken tibia!

No skiing for me this year. sad sad sad sad

FannyBazaar Wed 09-Jan-13 21:58:33

I was told last season (by rep who used to be Fitness Instructor) that cycling was the best way to prepare for skiing. I cycle a lot these days to and from work and around during the day and certainly found I had no aching muscles the last couple of ski trips. Good luck all.

iwantanafternoonnap Wed 09-Jan-13 15:52:38

I am searching the internet for the next size or two up. Damn my love of food and laziness!

clam Tue 08-Jan-13 22:30:28

iwant Just bow to the inevitable and get yourself down to TKMAxx and buy a cheapie pair the next size or two up.

iwantanafternoonnap Mon 07-Jan-13 23:31:43

I go in 4 weeks and tried my kit on yesterday and I couldn't get the trousers past my thighs!! So not only am I unfit but I'll look like a weeble huffing and a puffing down the slopes!

Very pissed off with myself! I am trying to get fit but so far have sat on the sofa all night!

VivaLeBeaver Mon 07-Jan-13 16:15:38

Well done clam, that's good going.

I've waled for an hour today and then 30 mins cycling.

clam Mon 07-Jan-13 14:05:50

Blimey. The scales are telling me I've lost 5lbs already!!

VivaLeBeaver Sun 06-Jan-13 20:23:12

I did 20 mins on the tubo trainer last night. 30 mins cycling today. Thighs are aching so must be doing something.

OwlMother Sat 05-Jan-13 21:47:52

Thanks. Think poles are a bit beyond me yet. Will have a think about thighs! I'll try the awful wall stress position thing. Might venture to ask the scary Pilates instructor for exercises. But might not...

clam Sat 05-Jan-13 19:19:32

I've noticed it's easier all round if I've been power-walking for a few months before going. But yes, agree with Dosh that it's the thighs that are crucial - and calf muscles if you're going to be on long drag lifts. Try sitting against a wall with knees bent at a right angle - that's a good indicator of how much it'll hurt if you don't get prepared. Oh, and if you want to avoid that 'cardboard slats in the calf muscles' feeling when you're away, for goodness sake do stretching exercises before and after a day's skiing - particularly after!
DH has just reminded me that there's a good thingy on the Wii Fit that he used a lot last year. Trouble is, last time I logged on to the Wii, it told the whole room how much weight I'd put on since the previous effort. blush

Doshusallie Sat 05-Jan-13 17:48:53

Owl thighs - it's thighs. And arms so you can pole if necessary.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 05-Jan-13 17:47:01


Going in mid march.

Have just bought a turbo trainer for my bike so I can cycle infront of the tv in the evening! Fed up of not been ale to ski for as long as I'd like to because my quads are killing me. I reckon cycling is the way to go for preparing.

OwlMother Sat 05-Jan-13 17:42:22

Eek. Finding this all a bit scary. We're heading off on our first ever ski holiday in six weeks, have done about 12 hours of lessons here on a dry slope but obviously this doesn't compare to a week away.

What particularly do you think needs to be worked on? My stamina is pretty good- I walk ( fast!!) everywhere but is it more about muscle toning?

poshme Fri 04-Jan-13 17:32:18

Today- I've gone down our garden and run up once (it's very long and steep- steep enough not to be drivable IYSWIM
Ive walked dog pushing heavy pram up a steep hill (only about 20 mins)
And that's it. Tonight I should do my DVD but will probably watch TV drinking lots of wine

JumpJockey Fri 04-Jan-13 16:14:44

I'm off in 8 weeks too, currently my training is cycling 3 miles each way to and from work with a 70 kg load (bakfiets bike plus 2 kids grin) which I hope counts a bit like doing leg presses...! What else should I be doing apart from the dreaded wall sit?

NotSpartacus Thu 03-Jan-13 21:55:35

I'm doing couch to 5k at the moment.
I have 2 kids and work ft, so do it between 6 and 7 am - it's so dark then noone can see my bum wobble.

CaurnieBred Thu 03-Jan-13 21:53:54

Me! Currently cycling on the school run but am thinking of swapping that to going on my scooter as that really works my thighs!

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