Ok, On the Subject of Workouts — Check this Out!

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | November 6, 2009      

Standing on a fitball in a tuck? Man! Or, I mean, Woman!

Some of these exercises are amazing. No wonder she wins! I’ve got a fitball here in the office. Just tried standing on it. NO WAY!


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10 Responses to “Ok, On the Subject of Workouts — Check this Out!”

  1. SB November 6th, 2009 5:56 pm

    Squats looked like 245, which is pretty good. Makes my lower back hurt just watching.

    I saw a vid of Laird Hamilton doing the same thing on a fitball. He would get up there just by jumping up and sticking the landing on the ball.

  2. justin November 6th, 2009 6:53 pm


  3. Mike November 6th, 2009 7:18 pm

    Picked this one up from Chris Kent (Aspen 24 hrs. multiple winner). After a leg workout finish off with squats – 135 lbs. for 50 continuous reps – make sure someone in the room knows CPR. And yes Justin you are right.

  4. ken mckean November 7th, 2009 6:53 am

    Just got an excercise ball, can balance on knees standing no way; 15 year old son, climber/skier extraordinaire, jumps up on ball first try and balances first try. Getting old has its humiliations.

  5. Lou November 7th, 2009 8:28 am

    Ken, the key is to keep your feet really wide, so they’re almost falling off the sides of the ball. We can do it briefly but didn’t want to go for it as we’re not on a gym mat so a fall could hurt! Lindsey is on a gym mat, that might make the ball a bit less roll prone… once you get in the position, you can feel it’s an amazing ski specific exercise.

  6. Dan November 7th, 2009 11:38 am

    Besides generally just being in the way, my fit ball is mostly a toy for our two golden retrievers. It has never occurred to me to try to stand on it. It helps to keep the dogs from pestering me…so, I guess its good for something.

  7. Christian November 7th, 2009 1:19 pm

    I do a lot of balance work on a slackline, indo board and i’ve tried the fit ball (don’t own one though) they all help me keep my stabilizing muscles strong. I have bad knees from soccer and this keeps me on the mountain. I highly recommend this type of work out, and it’s fun!

  8. Thomas B November 7th, 2009 8:29 pm

    bahh, a tuck is easy on a fitball, skinning with heel lifters up on a fitball is a lot harder. :getlost:

    Anyone remember the Shane Mckonkey workout regime from Powder magazine? It involved having your buddy drop a barbell on your head to mimic getting whacked by the restraining bar while getting on the chairlift and other such hilarities…

  9. In Praise of Athletic Beauty November 8th, 2009 11:31 am

    Yes, that McConkey workout special was hilarious. Here it is:

  10. gringo November 10th, 2009 12:20 pm

    Good Call!
    Vonn is a champ….and hot, but Gaffney and McConkeys routine has stuck in my mind for a few years now…I swear I think about it every autumn when i start the plyo routine…

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