Ski Fitness Work Capacity Progression Test

This week I administered a work capacity test to all the ski fitness athletes.I combined strength, core, and endurance exercises into a short test that took people anywhere from 11 minutes to 17 minutes to complete. Everyone did very well for only their 3rd class, having to sprint through sandbag get-ups, pushups, hippity hops and…

The Importance of Ski and Snowboard Fitness

Staying fit and cross training for all sports has always been very important for injury prevention, durability, and mental fitness. Right now I am starting my ski/snowboard fitness classes that always seem to be popular in a ski town. This type of class is so important for preventing injury through the season and within the…

Mendoza Park Workout Argentina

Today Hadley and I spent the day in Mendoza and decided to do a little bootcamp workout to start our day. We ran from our hostel to the city park which was was perfect for what we wanted for the Mendoza city workout. Since we were going skiing we focused on our legs, core and…

Work Capacity Test

This last Thursday the class did a pretty tough work capacity session and I was so impressed with how well everyones base fitness has gotten over the last 2 months. I have had a very consistent turnout so I figured they all would be psyched to push a little out of their comfort zone. The…

Work Capacity and Strength

Today we continued sport specific maintenance training. I started the class with strength and we ended with a 10 minute work capacity session. This helps keep the athletes card bas while maintaining their strength. I focused a lot on shoulder work, low back and power. We finished with some running, core and explosive movements in…

The Importance of Cross Training

Living in Jackson most people are extremely active and enjoy a variety of different recreational activities from cycling and running, to climbing and mt. biking. Participating in these activities is great for your body and also a lot of fun. Practicing these sports alone can cause your body to become imbalanced, weak in certain muscles,…

Baja Beach Bootcamp with the Ladies!!!!

The ladies: Ashley Magnuson, Hannah Horigan, Hannah Whitney,Pip Hunt and Crystal-Rose Lee I am in Mexico on vacation with 5 awesome ladies that I compete in freeskiing events with. I convinced them to join me on the beach for bootcamp at 730 this morning. The temperature is perfect in the morning for exercise and the…

Cycling Specific Classes

Two weeks ago I started a cycling specific class for women, it has been fun and great for my coaching because the women are very athletic and hard workers, but have a lot of muscle imbalances. I have been working with them to equal out their hamstrings, quads, endurance and power and lastly focusing a…

Sport Specific Training Week 1!

This past week was the first week in sports specific training getting everyone ready for the summer sports. We did one day of work capacity and one day of strength. The work capacity session was meant to focus on anaerobic power and mental fitness. The heart rate was elevated and then the athlete had to…

Benefits of Sport Specific Training

Even if you are not a professional athlete there are still very large benefits to training sports specifically. Whether you have goals of being a better hiker, climber, biker training for that can help a ton! Just 2 hours a week can really help with imbalances and strengthening, I have noticed that a lot of…