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    03-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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Weanling
staying in shape for riding????

So recently my friends and I are trying to get in shape for show season ( DDD) and we would love your exercises to stay in shape for those riding mucles. So far our training plan is
-running twice a week, 1-3 miles depending on how tired we are
-1 time a week strength training. This includes minor wieght lifting, push ups, jump rope, wall sits and sit-ups/crunches.

So, how do you stay in shape for riding?
     
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    03-08-2012, 08:08 PM
  #2
Started
I really like to do wall sits and use my exercise ball for various exercises that work my core strength. :)
     
    03-08-2012, 08:44 PM
  #3
Weanling
Cool(: that sounds interesting! Anyone else?
     
    03-08-2012, 08:49 PM
  #4
Yearling
Since Mudpie's been hurt and I haven't been able to ride him, I've been running for about an hour straight every day. I don't know if it's working, but I also started eating more, so I feel a teensy bit better than I have been...
     
    03-08-2012, 08:55 PM
  #5
Weanling
Not going to lie, running is not my favorite exercize, its exausting!! But that does sound like a good way to stay in shape
     
    03-08-2012, 09:15 PM
  #6
Foal
I hate running, which is why I swim. I swim all year round
Competitively and during the season I swim 6 days a week plus Sunday dryland practice. When it's off season I do yoga and pilates.
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    03-09-2012, 12:35 AM
  #7
Yearling
I stretch..a lot. It really helps my back. When Im not feeling lazy Ill go to the gym and get on the ellitical for 40 minutes...havent done that for awhile though.
     
    03-09-2012, 12:42 AM
  #8
Trained
Running, or even just powerwalking. If you hate running like me, I find it much better to just put my ipod on and turn it up enough so I can't hear myself puff - I can run a lot further when I'm distracted :)
Core strength is the most important thing to work on as a rider. Aim to be able to plank on elbows and toes for at least 1minute 30 seconds.
     
    03-09-2012, 01:50 AM
  #9
Trained
I ride my indoor bike
     

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