our ski season is just comming up and I am hoping to lose a few more kg before hand. We just got back from skiing in america last month, and I think I have definatly hit a point where my skiing is not going to get better until I lose weight and strengthen my core muscles. I am really hoping it helps =]
Last spring I skied at Lutsen and then again this spring.
I think it's a good perspective shaker since I skied all the runs this year that I skied last year (plus a few) and have a good basis for comparison.
The runs are much longer there than at my home hill, although not as huge as in the mountains. Last season I frequently had to stop and regroup/catch my breath at about the halfway mark.
Only a few times would I ski an entire run. I had sore muscles, was out of breath and tuckered out much quicker than those I was skiing with... not to mention pulled up after all had been waiting for me.
This season I skied longer than most, had no muscle fatigue until the end of the day when you're supposed to, never stopped in the middle of the run and never ran out of breath.
I'm not sure how much weight I lost since last ski season, I've only been tracking since November or so of this year...
but I can tell you that the little bit of difference I can see has made HUGE leaps and bounds in my skiing.
This challenge is a valid one you guys... I dare you to see how good it feels.
I've lost about 40 pounds thus far and my skiing has improved incredibly. I'm sure a lot of it is better fitness but not having to power those extra 40lbs through the bumps and powder makes a big difference in performance, stamina and recovery.
I didn't/don't have a lot to lose, but I'm not sure. I'm sure overall fitness level is *way* important, and I'm sure you've really increased your fitness level. I'm really not sure... hasn't there been research done on this?
When I grew up skiing with my dad, he was no skinny mini (but also not as overweight as he is now). He would totally tear down those expert slopes. And because he was a big (heavy) man and I was a small (skinny) kid, I would have to ski like a bat out of hell just to keep up with him. :-O
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My husband and I were discussing my skiing on Sunday. I've lost 28 lbs. since last ski season and I have to say my skiing has improved dramatically. I am 7 lbs. from my goal, but I mentioned what if I lost another 20 lbs., would I ski better? He said, 'absolutely'. I am wondering if that is really true. Do others have thoughts on how weight affects skiing?
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