Build hiking bench. Use.
Leg and core strength are the biggest physical building blocks in hiking dinghies.
Planks, crunches, incline sit-ups, med ball twists, back extensions all good for core strength.
Calf raises, flutter kicks, squats, box jumps/step ups are good for legs, especially in the laser where you're mashing your calf into the side of the cockpit.
Looks like I’ll be making the most of the 1-3kts forecast SundayIf you want a real workout though, go out sailing on a day when there is no wind, set up a small course and get your way around the course by only roll taking, you'll learn a lot about the technique you need and it's very hard work so will be a great workout.
Standard one-mile W4 Olympic triangle, assuming you're going 4-5 knots, but your VMG is probably closer to 3 kts because of that whole tacking thing means 2x 15-20 minute legs per race. I'd think Goody or Slingsby or Giles could probably go for close to an hour.Thanks Y’all!! I’ve been lifting regularly for a few months now and I built a hiking bench 2 weeks ago and I have a lot of work to do that things brutal. I’ve only been in the laser for a few months so I’m trying to do everything I can to catch up. What would be a good time to work up to on the hiking bench?