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Pre Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Lateral Box Jumps

This exercise develops explosive power with an element of dynamic balance and body control. The lateral movement requires hip and core strength combined with a traditional jumping motion, where the athlete must maintain body control and equal balance of the feet.

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U.S. Freeskiing Workout

No one works harder to get strong for skiing than the freeskiing athletes who are looking to prove themselves at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Halfpipe master Jen Hudak and the U.S. Freeskiing team coaches put together this six-move workout that'll beat you into ski shape.

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Mountain Biking is Good for Skiers

Not that you needed an excuse to go ride. But it turns out, mountain biking counts as ski conditioning too. Pro skier Jeremy Benson tells us why and suggests a few good trails to check out.

Start small and work your way into feeling comfortable on the board. Try paddling on your knees before you stand up. Once you can stand, keep your eyes up and look straight ahead. If you look down, you will probably fall. Go with other people and create a SUP posse. You will motivate each other to progress faster.

Why SUP Is Good for Skiers

We talked to skier and stand up paddle board racer Caroline Gleich to learn more about how to pick the gear, where to SUP, and why it’s a great off-season sport for skiers. Here’s what she had to say.