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TOPIC: Warm-up

Warm-up 4 years, 8 months ago #8614

I'm a newbie to this site so forgive me if I'm going over old ground.
What sort of warm-up do skiers do on shore prior to a set? And what about after sitting in the boat for an hour waiting for the water to settle?

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 8 months ago #8615

  • BudDavis
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Great question TryHard,

I will be interested to hear others answers.

My warm-up is pretty insignificant. I swing my arms a few times and then turn my head back and forth a few times. That is it.

What do you do?

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 8 months ago #8616

Before first set

20-25 deep knee bends
20-25 push ups
Touch toes for a couple of minutes
Bend backward, looking up to the sky
Some specific forearm stretches to alleviate tendinitis
Occasionally a light jog for a couple hundred yards
Occasionally some specific hip stretches

No other warm-up after the first set.
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Re: Warm-up 4 years, 8 months ago #8617

It sounds awful to say but most of the time I am skiing mid morning or evening. After being up and moving for awhile I don't do any warm up. I will say I will do some stretching if I am fighting an injury. Like tendonitis or hip flexor pain. On the rare occasion I am skiing early morning I might stretch my back a bit in the boat.
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Re: Warm-up 4 years, 8 months ago #8618

  • AB
The best warmup I have found is to hook the bridle on the pylon and lean against it from both sides and backwards.
Sort of gets the muscles and joints ready.

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 7 months ago #8619

I sometimes do some sit-ups on land and lean from the handle looped around the pylon when in the boat. But as age is creeping up I'm thinking this is not enough. It's not uncommon for me to commit the greatest of all sins and miss my first pass. I wonder if getting into a more rigorous warm-up routine would help.

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 7 months ago #8621

Perhaps there will come a day when I have to warm up (I watch my partners stretch and warm up), but I use my opening pass to warm up...
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Re: Warm-up 4 years, 7 months ago #8630

There have been some studies that suggest "stretching" prior to athletics actually increases injuries. The same studies suggested that the best "warm up" that decreased injury was to perform a short brisk but casual aerobic exercise (jogging short distance, riding stationary bike etc etc). But simple stretching exercises were thought to actually increase susceptibility to injury. Some one may be able to produce studies that suggest the opposite as these were old studies I am referring to.

Personally I am like John, I just take 2 "opening passes" and take it easy on them.

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 3 months ago #8870

I have tried everything from stretching to warm up by running, jumping Jacks and so on. Like one of the forums said, afternoon or evening is better because your muscles are warmed up. I ski at 7am and again in the afternoon so what I do after trying other methods is to sit in a hot tub if you have one or shower for a while if not and I stretch while in the hot tube. This has helped my pulled muscles from happening. Also helps being limber as well. I can tell when I don't or should say feel it. Good luck and hope this helps.

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 3 months ago #8871

  • BudDavis
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That sounds like a great plan Gary.

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 3 months ago #8873

"a short brisk but casual aerobic exercise"
Yup, sounds like 28 off.

Re: Warm-up 4 years, 2 months ago #8910

Prior to first set I do warm up.
Less on next sets.
More in the morning compared to the afternoon.

Short jogging a few 100 meters.
Some yoga exercises for 4 minutes.
Especially bending back backwards looking at the sky.
Jumping jacks or similar some minutes prior to put on the ski

Must warm up or else my skiing is super crappy.
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