skinning..... whoa - Page 3 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2013, 11:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 4,951

Dunno but that was the first thing people told me about skinning up in fresh, hips get sore even for the healthy young 20somethings
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-02-2013, 11:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
The Rooster King
ShredLife's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,799

those hip flexors hurt because unless you train running hurdles you just don't really use those muscles/tendons for anything like you do when you're skinning. once you get into regular use of them (ie a month or so into the season of consistent hiking) they'll stop hurting. its a pretty normal "beginning of the season" thing even if you've been splitting a while.

obviously will be worse in deeper snow.
ShredLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
Veteran Member
DrnknZag's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,124

Did my first skinning of the year last Sunday at Stevens, up to the top of Skyline. About a quarter of the very was breaking trail in about 24" of unconsolidated pow. Rough, but doable. The rest went pretty quick on a groomed section. I was surprised my legs didn't feel more sore afterwards....guess all that cardio on the stairmaster worked out for me, haha.
DrnknZag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
karkis's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: revelstoke bc
Posts: 38

another technique to make the ups easier, esp steeper, trail breaking...
the 'rest step', you can look it up n shit, but in a nutshell:
instead of moving with a smooth continuous gait, you power up your leg extension and lock your knee on whats now your back leg, swinging your other foot fwd into place
pause for whatever you need, a half second relaxation goes a long way, or if your breaking a steep technical track you might need say 5 - 10 secs to stamp in your next ski length with your front foot. the part that counts is that your weight is on your back foot, and your knee is locked so your bones take the weight and your muscles can rest.
repeat x 5000 or whatever
karkis is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums