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My Favorite Exercises For Getting Ready For Skiing/Boarding

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Are you looking to get back into shape before hitting the slopes this winter? Here are a few of our favorite exercises to prepare for skiing/snowboarding this year:

 

 

  • Wall Sits: This exercise will focus on endurance of the Quadriceps muscle which is important for a long day of skiing/snowboarding!

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  • Calf Raises: This exercise will build gastroc and soleus strength, needed for good control of your skis/snowboard, as well as helping with any jumps/tricks.

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  • Depth Jumps: This is a great plyometric exercise to help develop explosive strength in your legs, as well as working on a soft landing to prevent injury.

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  • Lunges with Rotation: This exercise will further improve Quadriceps strength while incorporating additional core strength/stability.

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  • Squats on the Bosu Ball: This exercise will build Quadriceps strength while incorporating balance to facilitate improved neuromuscular control.

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  • Side Planks/ Planks with Abduction: This exercise will help to build core strength/stability, as well as Gluteus Medius strength (in your hips).

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  • Lateral Jumps: This exercise will facilitate improved strength and agility, which is beneficial when trying to tackle steeper and more difficult terrain.

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