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 tool for snowboarding and skiing because it helps you transition the quick movement to the skis or snowboards. For example transitioning through the turn from ski to ski, squat cleans will help train this. We then did some single leg squats with Bosu ball and Stability ball. This helps work the stabilizer muscles that we use more in skiing and snowboarding when trying to balance. This makes all the muscles of the quads, hamstrings and glutes fire to stabilize.
Barbell complex 4 rounds 6 of everything
Hang clean to squat 6 rounds, 6 reps
Group A- bench press, burpees, clean and press with kettelbells 4 rounds 8 reps
Group B- Bosu single leg squat 15 each leg, Stability ball single leg squat 15 each, Hamstring curls 10, bounds 30 ( touching down each time) 2 rounds
Then groups switched.