December is around the corner so it’s time to walk ourselves into the gym and get a membership. Let’s get serious about getting our muscles firing for those groomer and powder days. I will be spending November and December dedicated to refining my diet by eating lots of protein and foods packed with energy. These things, with a hearty workout, will hopefully make my body ready to start a quick coming season. I know I’ve mentioned working out in my past posts. Health is a topic that is very important to me and there is always something to discuss.
In order to get the results I want for the early season scramble I need to ensure I am eating lots of protein, which helps muscles grow and expand. I will also make sure to stay away from simple sugars and focus on and maintain a diet high in calories, fiber, and carbohydrates. These items will keep my body going with energy no matter how hard I am working on and off the hill.
In order to find success with this plan I have linked up with a trainer at Snowcreek Athletic Club in Mammoth Lakes, California. This woman is incredible and so knowledgeable about how athletes should sustain their health with an intense gym routine. During this process she is also helping me fine-tune my intake of food so I will become lean and fit with my goals of “strength” in mind. Training with an instructor is making me realize that I am not as strong as I thought I was and that my normal diet is not as effective as I thought it was. She is giving me incredible insight on how to meet my max heart rate and how hard I need to work with a heart monitor in order to see results. Her plan is bringing me to a new level with how I feel and how much energy I have at the end of the day. This plan she created gives me hope that I will have longer endurance and stamina for the coming season.
Some of the highlights of a workout like mine include: Daily cardio, plyometrics once a week, sprints thru a gym, and intervals in between vigorous weightlifting. These exercises are to be completed about 3-4 times a week and will provide a good start for the season. Welcome to winter and let the adventures begin. I hope to see you on the hill. Stay healthy and stay happy.