Bike Training Week 1

This week was the first week of bike fitness and we did one day of strength and one day of work capacity.Tuesday we focused on strength and the main  lift that we focuses on was front squats. I recorded everyones weight and at the end of the 10 sessions we will track the progress. The…

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Downhill, cycling and Mt bike training!

Cross training for biking is incredibly important for injury prevention, physical and mental conditioning. A lot of people just bike to get in shape for biking season, which is good but not enough. When only biking the same muscles become overused and important muscles take the back seat to the bigger and stronger muscle groups.…

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Work Capacity and recovery!!

This week the workouts included back to back work capacity sessions to help with faster recovery and mental toughness. It has been really rewarding to see all the athletes continue to progress and maintain base fitness. It is so important especially during the ski season to maintain functional movement to prevent injury and stay strong…

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Strength and Work Capacity.

This week we focused a lot on strength mixed with some endurance work capacity sessions. The goal is to keep the athletes strong for their recreational sports. I focused on some single leg squats to target the weaker side and improve balance. We also did some 15 to 20 minute work capacity sessions that really…

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The week of no snow!

This week was really busy for classes, which made me happy and I was glad to see people are still trying to stay strong for ski season when hopefully it finally does come. It is hard when you train for 8 weeks and then just stop, it is so important to maintain strength, balance and…

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Turkey week!

This week we focused a lot on core and work capacity not putting as much emphasis on the legs. I introduced a few new progressive exercises including overhead lunges, which strengthens the core and helps stabilize the shoulders. We also did a mini work capacity set that worked the shoulders, challenged the core while also…

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Week 6, Last Week!

This week was the last week of ski fitness before we have an unload week and do 3 more weeks of sport specific training and then go into maintenance training for the winter. Day one this week we focused on targeting the hamstrings through balance doing single leg deadlifts, the quads especially in skiing become…

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