ski season

ski season

Ski season is just around the corner, but can the body be prepared for skiing in just 6 weeks, in case you’ve done zero training throughout the Off-season… you may be in a certain situation! Cross-training your own body for skiing will provide you more power on the mountain and also will assist in preventing accidents. If you have not been cross-training, do not worry, it isn’t too late! You can locate local ski conditioning courses through the University of Utah or upward at any well-authorized Skiing center. If you do not happen to have the resources required for this type of training, we have put together an extensive collection of exercises and routines you can follow to prepare for your skiing trips.

The first thing to remember when training for Skiing is your core strength is everything. You need to be able to endure, at length, the rough and tumble of the mountains and mother nature, so it is best to build up your core body strength so you can hit the slopes hard and good.

Next thing you have to remember is the stress and strain your legs endure when you’re on the slopes – they take a battering! It might be wise to train up your leg strength through compound movements such as squats and deadlifts to build up the strength and endurance of the different aspects of your legs and lower back.

After, you need to consider is stamina. How long can you run before you pant like a dog and pass out? Well, this number needs to increase by at least 1.5 if you want to stand a chance at concurring the slopes. I would recommend regular cardio sessions whereby you use an altitude mask to help you acclimatize to the thin oxygen levels at the altitude you will be skiing from. You can find some great masks online if you have a search around and they do come highly recommended by us if you want to double or triple your stamina and endurance.

Training

Training

Once you have the stamina and altitude mask on lockdown, you will need to keep this up and maintain that stamina through a variation of cycling, running and swimming for 30-60 minutes every other day. This way, your body is under enough tension to grow and get stronger but yet not put too much force on you. Cardio is really the key here, along with the old age wisdom of repetition being the mother of all success and doing the same activity over and over until you reach the goal of being able to ski for as long as you want. Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and remember to share, like and comment if you did!