Out of curiosity, do any of you lifters feel stronger and more powerful out on the slopes, now that you're in good physical shape? I've been lifting for about a year and have gained 17 lbs. of muscle mass, but I can't sense any difference in my strength/endurance during skiing. Perhaps this is normal, though I'd love to get some other perspectives.
5'10", 148 lb., 13% BF
Pull Ups: BW+10 x5
I know one thing I learned a LONG time ago....don't EVER work triceps the day before you go skiing. I couldn't move my arms for about a week afterwords.
Max Bench: 300x1
Max Dead: 405x1
Max Squat: 315x7.
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I grew up skiing and since I've been weight lifting my legs have never felt stronger.
I snowboard and I haven't noticed any huge differences. The extra weight I carry means I can butter my board real easy though.
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