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tips for getting back to downhill skiing
« on: August 25, 2008, 02:18:41 AM »
I just passed my 6 months mark and was cleared for skiing this winter.  I was curious what other hippies did to get back to downhill.  I have been a more cautious skier before surgery, partially because of pain.  Now I'm a little scared that I will screw up my new pain free existence but can't wait to ski again with my kids (okay, how about on the same day as my kids, I'm pretty sure I can't keep up with them now).  I'm not looking to ski double black but some nice blues would be great. 

Does anyone have  any tips?  I live in Montana so I hate to sit on the sidelines and just watch!  Thanks, Denise 
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Re: tips for getting back to downhill skiing
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 05:25:16 PM »
Hi Denise

Dr. Mont suggests you build your muscles that are going to be needed for skiing. Why don't you do some internet searching to find out what exercises are good for skiing.  I bet there are all kinds of exercises for developing those required for skiing.    Dr. Mont says you should exercise the muscles you are going to need and keep them strong.  That way you protect your new hip.

Sorry I don't have any, but I bet I could find some quickly with a Google search.  You don't have to sit on the sidlines anymore!

Here is a start

http://exercise.about.com/od/healthinjuries/a/skiing.htm

http://www.becomeanexpertskier.com/Sample2.SkiSpecificExercises.html

Here are some tougher ones - they make me tired just looking at them!

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0511/sports/bode_miller.html

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« Last Edit: August 26, 2008, 05:30:14 PM by Pat Walter »
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Re: tips for getting back to downhill skiing
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 10:52:08 PM »
Thanks Pat!  I will check it out - thanks for the warning on getting tired just reading it!  If I find anything that may interest other hippies, I'll add a post here with links too.
Denise
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