Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

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Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Postby JIH-US568 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:28 am

Folks,
I have been working out in a variety of ways to build my endurance on the MPS. I think the best things I have done are related to Pilates. Working on core, flexibility and endurance have been critical to my ability to spend more and more time on the boat and increase my balance and confidence.

What other work out routines have people found helpful.

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Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Postby Rick » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:41 am

I think most people keep it pretty simple as per the below ...

https://youtu.be/QG3JpMSspcE
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Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Postby DangerBoy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am

I think we’d all aspire to be as fit as Serega, very few of us have the dedication to achieve anything like it through :D
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Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Postby GER170 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:30 pm

I found single sculling (rowing) to be quite good, gives strength in legs, arms, back and core.

It is also most suitable on calm days in oppose to the Musto Skiff

You also get to be on the water, sometimes in the water...
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Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Postby JIH-US568 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:21 am

Rick wrote:I think most people keep it pretty simple as per the below ...

https://youtu.be/QG3JpMSspcE




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Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Postby JIH-US568 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:23 am

GER170 wrote:I found single sculling (rowing) to be quite good, gives strength in legs, arms, back and core.

It is also most suitable on calm days in oppose to the Musto Skiff

You also get to be on the water, sometimes in the water...



Great idea. I use an ERG machine at the gym but 30 minutes to an hour of going nowhere is pretty dull.
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Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

Postby Bruce » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:06 pm

Rick wrote:I think most people keep it pretty simple as per the below ...

https://youtu.be/QG3JpMSspcE


That was only his warm up video. See this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8IuT3YkzM8

Cycling for me, but if I had more time I would combine it with rowing and swimming (intentional swimming, not the type you do by mistake when trying to sail a Musto).
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