Power and Core

Today we focused a bit on power doing some clean squats with the kettlebells, the agility ladder, we then moved into leg blasters which we have been training the last 6 weeks. This is one of my favorite exercises and I notice it the most in my skiing. Eccentric training I believe is some of…

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Jane Fonda and Core

Today was the first day back after a week off, so I still wanted to ramp up the intensity, but cater toward some of the new people I had in class. We did the Jane Fonda, which is a great gluteal workout and really works the stabilizer muscles in the butt! I also tried to…

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Strength and Balance

Today we focused a little more on strength and balance. We started with the Barbell complex which is a great way to warm-up and get the muscles firing properly. We then did some squat cleans, which really helps the person get the quickness from a clean to a squat position. This is a great training…

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Work Capacity and Stabilization

Today we focused mainly on work capacity training and stabilization. Half of the class did the work capacity part while the other half did the mobility complex. Work capacity is very hard because you do 10-15 minutes of continual work with no rest. This really gets the energy systems working and is good for you…

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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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