I think it’s a great program. You can do it instead of or in addition to your strength / core routine. I view it as preventative maintenance… I’ve spent $75 on one physical therapy session only to have the therapist watch me do an hour of these same types of exercises, and didn’t think it was a good use of funds. On the other end of the spectrum, you can find all sorts of lists of exercises and videos on YouTube etc. if you want to do it yourself. The Chamonix Mountain Fit strikes a nice balance for me. And it’s hard – I’m repeating “level 1” a couple more times. 🙂
I have been applying the TFtNA and TFtUA principles (mostly on but sometimes off) for about 4 years. I have seen improvements, but at 62 these are slow.
My main training cycle tends to be in the run up to the winter skiing and mountaineering season. As I ski and climb I try to develop all round strength. I try to follow the recommended general strength, then maximum strength, then muscular endurance approach.
As normal plans have gone awry due to the virus, I have just continued with a version of the general strength routine (+ core) twice a week at home. Didn’t see any point trying to move to a maximum strength phase with the future unclear and gyms closed. Being a little jaded with the usual routine at home the Chamonix Mountain Fit programme looks like it might be an interesting change.
Before I take the plunge I wanted help to understand how it fits in with the other elements of strength training you recommend, such as the “killer core routine” maximum strength phases and muscular endurance, for an all round skier/mountaineer/climber.
Thanks in anticipation.
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