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Back on skis!

Its now been7 months and 3 weeks since I had surgery on my ACL, so strapping into my ski boots yesterday felt amazing! A year ago it would have had to be a perfect blue bird day with perfect snow on the top of a mountain for me to get excited, now after this little break, all I needed was a little indoor slope! So having time off sure brings some positive sides!

Took about 10 runs and tried to jump on all the bumps I could see to get a feel for how things felt and I am happy to say that I felt good! A little sore in the muscles over the knee, but I think that was mostly from the past weeks work out regime, but the knee felt super stabile and I had no reaction after at all! I do think its good that I am off to Indo for two weeks as I know that the longer I wait the better it will be for me and my knee, but now I can't wait to go skiing for real again, more pumped than ever! After skiing I had some interviews with the english press that Odlo had brought there for their product presentation.

Off to lunch here in London with some friends today with nothing else on our schedule so it will be nice to just stroll round for a day!

/JON

Back under the bar!

I never thought I would say that it felt good to be back under the bar again, but I really do love the fact that I am well enough to do it! Had a great session with Ako with power cleans and power snatches yesterday in Marbella. I felt great in my knee but when I started looking at reps and weights I saw that I still have a bit to go until I am where I was before the injury, maybe not strange as this was the first real bar session I have done in a while, but I guess the good thing is that it felt good, so now I just have to keep pushing so I get back to where I was!

In London right now and about to strap into skis and hit the indoor slopes, so its time to see how my knee handles that! ;-)

/JON

Communications is key!

As we are off to London today I figured that it was time to unpack some of the Gumball gear yesterday, have had a big bag downstairs filled with a million cables that all came out of the RS6 once we got here after Gumball. As you can see there is a lot of stuff that goes into a good Gumball set up! haha

  • 3 GPS (Tom Tom, Garmin and Audi)
  • 4 Cellphone chargers
  • 3 converters for 220v
  • 1 car glas mount for RED camera
  • 2 12v deviders (to give output for more 12v devises)
  • 2 neck pillows for photographers to get some sleep! (Bakke & Crill haha)
  • 2 Pairs of racing shoes
  • 1 roll of duct tape (can never travel without duct tape!) haha
  • 3 Radio chargers
  • And a bunch of random stuff I have no idea where they came from! haha

But most importantly a good radio set up!  When doing serious road trips, the radios are the most important part as I hate when I have to call the other car in order to see what is going on, we almost had constant communications between the cars at all times. In the RS6 we have a normal raido with a connection to a roof antenna and in the Rebellion we had head sets. This way we could communicate about directions, food stops and letting the other car know fast if we spotted any police! Got some help from Svensk Byggradio to set up this as I wanted a set up that was slightly better than what you could find in regular stores, so if you need a good set up, just contact them, great to work with!

06.46 here in Marbella right now, have a cab waiting to take us to the airport at 8.15 and then we are off to London for a couple of days, so see you soon!


/JON

Planning Bali!

I honestly can't believe that we are off to Bali next week, its for sure the trip that I have been wanting to do for the longest time without actually getting to it. I guess the long flights and a packed schedule has just made me stay in Europe for way to long! Back in the day when I did not have any business to attend to and did not know what a gym was I went 9 times in a few years, so its really a place I love! Now when I am 90% done with rehab, I think its perfect as I know skiing will be harder on my knee and this is a great warm up for that, so I think its perfect timing!

Since I have not been there in many years I was a little unsure of where to stay, so we booked a few nights to start with at the Chandra Villas, the place looks amazing so I can't wait to see it! As you know I am a bit of a garden freak with all my plans here in Marbella so I am sure I will get some great ideas from this place! (I have 30 plants coming in for the house today! haha)

Last day in Spain today, off to London tomorrow for a press meet and great at the Snow and Rock, so today is packing up and cleaning day! Feels good to take it easy as I am still crushed from the obstacle course! haha

/JON

81 minutes of pain!

After yesterdays work out  I realize more than ever that there is training and there is hardcore training. Ako and Alex had booked the group in on the obstacle course at Mikes Gym (sickest gym ever), I figured that it would be a fun little session. Turned out that it was a little tougher than that. Just the walk though/instructions of the course took us 2 hours, we than started the timed run and it took me 81 minutes to complete it.
 
Most of the pics are taken on the walk though so we still look decent, but i can promise you that it was hyper tough once we started the timed run! I felt like I did OK on most of the stuff, but on the weightlifting part (strong man stuff with flipping tires, lifting stones, bench pressing with logs, climbing ropes, thawing stones over net etc) I was a little to weak for the weights so it took me a long time to complete the stuff as most of them was max lifts for me, but I made it though eventually. Felt great on the balance, climbing and crawling though!
 
Lifting bars at a gym is one thing, but this stuff is a million times tougher, so stoked we went but I can honestly say that getting out of bed this morning was not fun! haha Great test on my knee though as if I can do this I am fairly ready to do anything! ;-)
 
 
/JON

Feeling strong!

I think that I can for the first time in 7 months say that I am feeling strong and healthy! Sure its not 110% yet, but I am getting really close! It might seem like on the blog that I dont work out much, but I do work out a lot more than I write about here on the blog! ;-) Now I can finally start to do everything and feel confident while doing it, so fun to be up and running again after 7 months of slow living!

Today Henrik put together a great CF session with a bunch of different exercises.

  • Started with chest. Bench press  60kg 12/9/6/3 (with extra push on the way down from partner) and the same amount of hand release pushups right after the sets without rest.
  • Then a ton of core, sit ups with balls, roll out with bar and leg lifts with side push from partner.
  • Death by burpies. (2 burpies first minute, 4 minutes 2nd minute, 6 burpies 3 minute and so on. Made it to 16 burpies in a minute before then clock outran me! 
  • Ring muscle ups (just technique training)
  • Finished of with skipping rope (max rep in 5 mins where I got 549) Not great in any way, but very happy that I did not feel a thing in my knee as my calves were dead!
  • A ton of stretching to finish things off!

So things are great, I am super happy and a little proud that I seem to have been good to my body during the rehab period! Feels like perfect timing to get back on skis in 3 weeks! Mega poring rain here today so we are going to take the rest of the day and write a few e mails and watch a bunch of episodes of Lost! 

/JON

Booked to Bali!

I have been wanting to head back to Bali for a long time so 5 mins ago I decided that now or never as the next few months/years will be packed with a ton of skiing! Heading back on skis on Nov 1st so I figured that a nice mellow longboard trip could be a perfect warm up for my body! So far I have lifted heavy, done a lot of running but I have yet to do many things where I am not in full control, so I think this could be a perfect way to increase the intensity of the rehab before its time to ski again!

Either way, more than stoked as I have been to Bali 9 times in the past but I think its been 5 years since I last went! The pic below is from the Maldives a few years ago, can't wait to get out there and rip!  (or suck! haha)

If you wonder why my blogging has been sucking its thanks to the fact that our internet is still sucking hard down here in Marbella, but I will do my best to keep updating at least once a day!

/JON

Morning death!

Normally I like to plan my heavy training sessions in the afternoon, but now that Ako and Alexandra are down here in Marbella coaching a training camp, me and Janni figured that we would join them for a few sessions!  First up was a hill interval sprint at 7.30 in the morning. It was pitch black when we left the house, but by the time we got to the top the sun was just peaking out! Even though I could barely breathe or stand up when I got to the top of the 6th interval it felt great to push it hard again. If my knee does not react to this it will be a small miracle as we ran on an uneven gravel road, running both sideways, backwards and sprinting forwards! With the walk up there the whole session took 2 hours, so it was not a mellow one! ;-)

Have session nr 2 planned this after noon at the cross fit box, so its perfect that have a training camp down here to really kick start the real training and not get stuck in the rehab stuff!  Happy but VERY tired right now!

/JON

New clothing sponsor!

Lot of new things going on right now! ;-) With my Freestyle comeback I will now live a totally new life and be able to wear what I want at al times, gone are the days when I am tied down to National team outfits and speed suits!  So its with great pleasure that I announce that I will from now on rock Odlo outerwear. I have previously worked with Odlo on under layer and training clothes so I have seen that they are a great company who is really ready to make a push on the outerwear side as well. So for the past few month we have worked on a collection that will hit the stores next winter. The stuff on the pics below will be out in stores this winter so as you can see they had a great base to start from when we sat down with the designers! I always strive to find a look that works just as well in the pists as the parks and power and I really think with this set up we have fund a great combination that I feel great in no matter what I do! (Well maybe not during the shoot on the pics below as it was 28 degrees out! haha ;-) )

As I have been stuck in speed suits over the past few years I have been tied up with what I use under the ski clothes, but with Odlo working with a ton with layers I have now a perfect set up for the winter. Love the neutral colors on the outerwear and using the layers to bring out some color!

Hope you like the stuff, I am super stoked for this winter and I can't wait to get out there and use all this stuff! Skiing is now 22 days away! 

/JON

Off we go!

Its time to get going again! This time we are off to Marbella to check out the progress on the renovation at my house there. Been graat here and its been incredible to chill on this island, spend time on the beach, have nice long breakfasts by the pool and work a bunch! Spent the afternoon yesterday in Ibiza town and strolled around with Janni, was super nice to get to see that part as well!

Feels a bit strange to have all this time on my hands at this time of the year, but I guess all I can do its to appreciate it and enjoy the last few weeks while I am on injury status. Even had a quick look at a trip to Bali for some surf before I kick off the ski season, anyone that has been lately? How is the surf crowd and weather in late Oct? Would love to get a week in over there! ;-)

/JON