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Off-Season Water Ski Fitness with the Pros

November 2, 2016
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As we inch closer to the dawn of winter’s chill, it’s time to set your sights on the off-season steps required to become a better skier. But remember, not all waterski goals need to focus on the liquid playground. Get ready to become inspired as three pros reveal their winter goals and how they expect to achieve them.

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Adam Sedlmajer WSK

Adam Sedlmajer

“I aim to do at least one thing every day that will make me a better skier next season. Being a three-event skier, I cannot afford to enter the season in anything less than peak condition.”

Here’s my off-season routine:

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Monday: High-intensity circuit weight training (30 to 45 minutes)
Tuesday: Run (one hour)
Wednesday: Full-body weight training (one hour)
Thursday: Racquetball (one and a half to two hours)
Friday: High-intensity circuit weight training (30 to 45 minutes)
Saturday: Swim (one hour)
Sunday: Rest

Thomas Moore

“Not having a conventional off-season ensures I am always working toward an end, and completely switching gears in the fall away from skiing into hockey keeps me mentally fresh and ready to kill when the ski season rolls back around.”

Here’s my off-season routine:

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Monday: Hockey practice (two hours)
Tuesday: Full-body weight training circuit (40 to 50 minutes)
Wednesday: Hockey practice (two hours)
Thursday: Full-body weight training circuit (40 to 50 minutes)
Friday: Hockey practice (45 minutes), hockey game (three hours)
Saturday: Hockey game (three hours)
Sunday: Rest

Scot Ellis

“For me, it’s all about staying strong and balanced, but not necessarily getting bigger.”

Here’s my off-season routine:

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Monday: Plyometrics and weight training circuit (45 minutes)
Wednesday: Lower body power training and core (45 minutes)
Friday: Balance work and weight training circuit (45 minutes)

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