3 Great Ski Training Exercises

Ski season is here! Get ready!

Here are some great ski exercises to help you prepare for and enjoy your trip.

1) Russian twists: sit on the floor with your feet together in a sit up position. Lift your feet off of the floor. With a 8-10 pound medicine ball in your hands touch the medicine ball side to side as fast as you can for 30 -60 seconds.

Skiing also requires strong hips and legs, Bulgarian squats work well to promote hip and leg strength.

2) Bulgarian Squats: Stand on one leg with the opposite leg up on a chair. Maintain good upright posture as you drop your body down into a single leg squat position. Return to the start position. Repeat 5-10 times slowly on each leg.

3) 180 degree Jumps: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Jump and rotate 180 degrees landing with your feet facing the opposite direction. Keep your feet be shoulder width apart with your knees out over your feet (don’t allow your knees to collapse in toward each other). Make sure to land softly. Try 3 sets of 5-10 repetitions in a row.

Finally, with the light, oxygen deprived air, cardiovascular conditioning is a must. The elliptical machine, running, and/or jump roping are 3 great activities to improve your cardiovascular system for skiing. Work on interval training going hard for 1 minute then drop back to a steady pace for 3-4 minutes. Repeat this cycle for 15-30 minutes for better cardiovascular conditioning for skiing.

Work on these ski training exercises 3-4 times per week. They will prepare you for the ski slopes and help you ski easier and with more endurance. The clock is ticking, get started today!

For more information on ski training, or for other specific training questions, please contact us.

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