Are you planning a ski holiday in the New Year? Skiing can be great fun but it does put a lot of strain on your body meaning aching limbs on day 2 reducing ski time for the days ahead or even worse injury preventing you from skiing.
This can be avoided with some basic strength & conditioning exercises suited to skiing, or attending a ski fitness class. This will strengthen your ski specific muscles, increase muscular endurance allowing you to ski for longer not forgetting increased flexibility reducing the risk of injury.
A few good exercises to start with include static wall squats, which will boost endurance in the thighs & side lunges to help the legs strengthen the adductor and abductor muscles as there is a great deal of side to side force applied to the body during down hill skiing. Both of these exercises will also help strengthen the muscles which support the all important knee joint, which is commonly injured on ski holidays. Upper body and core strengthening exercise is also essential to make sure your ski holiday is a success.
If you want a plan that is guaranteed to put you top of the class at ski school or allow you to tackle the dreaded black runs join my 6 week ski fit conditioning class. Call 07793806017 to book.
Please remember to seek advise from your GP prior to starting any form of exercise program.
Paul Ransome, Vibe Fitness
Or you can use this offer for half price exercise classes.
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