Winter is upon us and we are just past our half way point in ski/snowboard progression at the gym.
For this weeks Work out of the week I am going to make some recommendations for your outside recreational activities to help compliment the work you are hopefully doing in the gym. This is not a workout just pointers for increasing your muscle endurance outside while we still have good weather.
Weighted uphill training.
Simply. Carry heavy loads uphill. Dump the excess weight at the top and descend with only bodyweight. Repeat if you have the mind and the time.
Water is heavy so fill your pack with water bottles or larger water containers in a backpack and march upward.
If your only able to find a short hill then do intervals with this type of training and drop your pack at the top and descend and then climb back up and retrieve the pack and descend and then ascend and drop again.
For longer ascents approximately 30+ minutes or more then dump the water weight at the top and descend.
Play with it and make a game out of it. You should be carrying enough weight to reduce your normal uphill speed by 20% to 30%.
Onward and upward.