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#1 Tue, Nov 17, 2009 1:05 AM

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Dry Exercises

Hi everyone...

I just started skiing and only have the opportunity to ski on weekends. But I want to practice on my ski style during the week as well.
Do you know any dry exercises which are helpful to improve your ski technique?
That would really help me a lot!!!
 
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Bjorn

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#2 Tue, Nov 17, 2009 5:38 AM

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Re: Dry Exercises

12 Slalom Drills To Improve Your Technique Video - DVD

http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog … /index.asp

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#3 Tue, Nov 17, 2009 6:41 AM

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Re: Dry Exercises

Griff wrote:

12 Slalom Drills To Improve Your Technique Video - DVD

http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog … /index.asp

Bad Link??   (doesn't work for me)

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#4 Tue, Nov 17, 2009 8:03 AM

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Re: Dry Exercises

Griff wrote:

12 Slalom Drills To Improve Your Technique Video - DVD

http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog … /index.asp

I'm kind of thinking there aren't too many "dry" exercises on Rathbun's 12 Drills video.  If you look around (eBay, ski-it-again) you might find a used "Perfect Pull", which some swear is a great dry-land training tool.

TW
http://www.proskicoach.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/4428_pic21935.jpg


http://eclipse.nicholls.edu/cgi-bin/BBS … read=21935

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#5 Wed, Feb 3, 2010 11:19 PM

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Re: Dry Exercises

I found a technique that seem to work for me very well, just something you can make in 30 min.
    Get a old ski handle that you have laying around, a 2-3 gal bucket like the one you would use for washing the car, make sure it has a carry handle on it, get a piece of rope any kind that will fit the pulley, a 1" pulley with mountable flanges on it from the local hardware store, and some dry weights or anything with weight that will fit in the bucket.
    Ok once you have that, what you want to do is screw the pulley to a good wall probably in you garage or weight room so that it ankered into a stud, place it at about shoulder height. Now one thing to think about is you might need to have board like a 2x4 or something to place on the wall for spacing it off the wall to allow room for the bucket to come up the wall. Place the bucket underneath it tie the rope to it or use a hook or carabineer to the handle run the rope threw the pulley so that it comes up over the top, make sure you have enough rope to allow for full travel of the bucket. Now just tie your ski handle to the rope, add some weight and hang on in for the wild waterless ride of a life time.


Just about to get on the water, WAHOOO!!
Bj

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#6 Thu, Feb 4, 2010 6:36 AM

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Re: Dry Exercises

vrod69 wrote:

what you want to do is screw the pulley to a good wall

I like vrod's idea a lot better than the stationary perfect pull tool Thomas posted. The perfect pull is not very dynamic and teaches you to hold a 'freeze-frame' position behind the boat. vrod's bucket pulley system is a LOT closer to the real thing because 1) you're going to have to use a lot more core muscle groups to hold the bucket at a certain height, versus just throw your body away on the perfect pull. The pulley system also lets the rope length change slightly to adjust for your lean.

Great idea, overall, for a mid-winter drill!

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#7 Thu, Feb 4, 2010 8:44 AM

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Re: Dry Exercises

I have a bowflex ultimate 2, and have developed a pretty cool excercise.  I took an old handle, and re-roped it to where I can actually connect it to the weight on both sides of the machine.  Sitting on the bench with one foot against the frame, I am able to "rock and twist" my upper body in a manner that is about as similar to skiing as any other excercise I have been able to find before.  I was in Florida over Christmas after not skiing for 2 months, and managed to ski 5 sets in 4 days, and not be sore at all.  But, I have been working out pretty hard this off season, anyway, including some pretty rigorous back and shoulder work.

It has helped keep my hands "in shape" too.

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#8 Thu, Feb 4, 2010 10:54 AM

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Re: Dry Exercises

I like the bucket idea, but I'm not visualising it at all. Unless it is the same idea as using a cable pull at the gym.

As a picture speaks a thousand words any chance vrod69 and TheShirt could post some pics.


Thanks Guys.


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#9 Thu, Feb 4, 2010 11:34 AM

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Re: Dry Exercises

http://www.proskicoach.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1244
Hey this was an awesome discussion on winter training and helped give me ideas for some exercises to do when I'm not on the water! check it out! :]
also, one thing i do every night and when i wake up in the morning. is Grab my handle that's been connected the corner of my bed and pretend like i'm just coming out of turn holding my body position for like 20 seconds each side. its cheep, easy, and works :] (just don't brake your bed frame!) :-)

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#10 Thu, Feb 4, 2010 5:26 PM

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Re: Dry Exercises

Here goes, ColinCanSki.

Here's the "attachment" handle that I roped up to work on my Bowflex Ultimate 2: http://www.proskicoach.com/forum/uploads/6331_ski_handle_rig.jpg

Here's the start position: http://www.proskicoach.com/forum/uploads/6331_ski_pull_1.jpg

Here's the end position:  http://www.proskicoach.com/forum/uploads/6331_ski_pull_3.jpg

Typically, I do 25 reps in the orientation shown, and then turn to the other side and do 25 more.  I'd like to have the rope pull from slightly higher, but I think this is helping me.

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