Agility and Power

Today we started with the agility ladder which is great for getting you quicker on your feet for skiing/snowboarding, it also helps with coordination. We also warmed up with sandbag getups which is great for core and getting your hips and legs warm for the workout. Power is one of the most important elements to…

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Power, Core and Flexibility

Today we focused more on power, core and flexibility. We warmed up with burpees, swings and sit-ups with a plate. Burpees and swings involve a ton of power and core work. The sit-ups involve basic core strength. The ability to be able to not use your upper body and really use your core lower body…

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Strength and Stability

Today we mainly focused on strength by using stabilizer muscles. In skiing there are so many muscles that you use that you might not even realize. Certain muscles in your abdominals, shoulders legs and glutes are all used that are not necessary large muscles. At the end we did some top to bottom squats that…

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Work Capacity and Core

Tuesday we focused mainly on work capacity and some basic core exercises. Work capacity is the bodies ability to perform work at different intensities and for different durations. So the class did about 20 minutes of continual exercises with no break. We did this for time, so the class really had to push themselves out…

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Balance and Strength

On thursday we focused more on balance and added a little bit of strength. I increased the intensity just a little, since the class had more recovery time over the weekend. Balance training I think is so important for skiing and snowboarding because you constantly need to be balanced over your skis or snowboard. You…

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Balance and Agility

This week is the first week of my ski fitness class and I am really excited about the groups I have. Everybody is really motivated and excited to get strong. The first week we are going to just work on agility and balance which are so important with skiing and snowboarding so that you can…

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