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Uphill Athlete 12 week V2.0 Freeride Skiing Training Plan

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Uphill Athlete by Steve House and Scott Johnston

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Length

12 Weeks

Plan Description

This is the plan for expert back country skiers and ski mountaineers who seek out the steep lines on big mountains. This advanced level plan is intended primarily for skiers who will skin or climb to the top of their objective. It will also serve well for heli or lift-assisted skiers looking to improve their all mountain skiing. The plan is not for novices and assumes you have solid physical conditioning, no current injuries and have been very active over the summer but are looking to put the final touches on your fitness during the fall.

The backbone of the program is the aerobic base you bring to it. If the thought of skinning or climbing two-thousand feet in a day leaves you short of breath this is not the plan for you. In that case you should start with our Uphill Athlete 8-week Ski Hut to Hut Training Plan.

The early weeks include extensive aerobic workouts to support the uphill part of your ski day along with Mobility and Core and Functional strength workouts. By week 6 you will be into the very demanding muscular endurance ski specific segment of this plan. The final six weeks of this plan are a mix of challenging muscular endurance workouts and aerobic training.

Gear requirements for this plan are: A bar bell and a squat rack. The total weight necessary will vary between athletes.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Other x4
3:55 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength x1
1:55 hrs 1:30 hrs
Day Off x1
—— ——
Walk x1
2:40 hrs 3:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Other
3:55 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength
1:55 hrs 1:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
Walk
2:40 hrs 3:30 hrs

Training Load By Week


Uphill Athlete by Steve House and Scott Johnston

Uphill Athlete LLC.

What originally inspired us to write Training for the New Alpinism, and what inspires us to continue to share the things we’ve discovered through Uphillatlete.com, is the information void when it comes to specialized training for endurance mountain sports. We have successfully demonstrated a more systematic approach, using proven principles, to help you improve both your chances of achieving your goals, and your long-term fitness and safety in whatever mountain sport you are practicing.


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