Training and Fitness
Crossfit gyms around the city are an excellent way to get in to top shape. Many athletes from all types of sports use crossfit to enhance their fitness. For older athletes, Scott Macartney can help you put together an advanced training program. Email Alan if you are interested. Libby Ludlow, and Jilyne McDonald plan to offer some girls fitness days this coming fall, I'll keep you posted.
Another great training program is offered at www.athleticengineering.com Libby really likes their program, and Scott has utilized their programs as well.
Other sports like track and soccer are great, but adding strength, core and agility training to your program goes a long way. Here is a link to some interesting training programs. Remember, there is no one way to train, there are many ways to get quick, fast, strong, agile, flexible, etc., bottom line is find a place, the time and method to pursue your fitness and make the most of it.
Check out the video at the bottom of the page. Incorporate some of these exercises into your routine! Click on articles and find many great links to skiing and fitness training.
Also here are some good books on Mental training:
- With Winning in Mind - by Lanny Basham
- Mind Gym - by Gary Mack
- Prime Ski Racing: Triumph of the Racer's Mind -by Jim Taylor
I have not read this, but Jim Taylor has worked with many ski racers, so I'm sure it has some excellent information.
See you soon.