Instagram – Exercises to get you ready for your upcoming ski trip
January 31, 2024
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Get Ski Fit.
The Ski season is getting into full swing, so here are few exercises and workout tips to maximise your time smashing the slopes.
Squats – Squats are key for improving leg strength and endurance, essential for skiing. If you’re looking to make them more relevant for skiing, then lighten the load and perform higher repetitions – aim for the 20-30 rep range to feel the burn. Try with a barbell on your back, or two dumbbells by your side. If you prefer machines, try the leg press or hack squat machine.
Lunges – Lunges are a fantastic way of training each leg individually, and will transfer directly to Skiing. Try walking lunges or lunges on the spot both forwards and backwards to maximise muscle activation. Again try with a barbell on your back, or two dumbbells at your side.
Tricep Push Downs – These will really help when poling between lifts or on flat sections. Grab a rope and attach it to a high cable stack, then once again perform for higher reps to feel the burn and make it more appropriate to the higher number of reps typically seen when poling.
Skaters – A great bodyweight exercise to help strengthen the lower body and train the core that needs minimal equipment. Lateral jump from side to side controlling the eccentric and explosively jumping up and across. Aim for 20-30 reps each side minimum.