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Get Fit: How to Get Back into Skiing Shape

Woodward at Copper coach Greg Riester tells us what to do to get back in to shape, which muscles to work, and why it pays to be strong.
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Greg Riester, a coach at Woodward at Copper, takes us through his ski conditioning class. He focuses on sport-specific exercises, building explosivity, and getting strong so you don't get hurt.

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