Pre-Season Stress Relief

How to blow off steam with Colby James West
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How to blow off steam with Colby James West

With the exception of a few lucky skiers already on snow, early November is the hardest time of the year. Winter looms in the horizon but doesn’t seem to be getting any closer. To help ease the stress, we must find alternate activities. We look to Colby James West—skiing’s prince of mischief—for guidance.


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Pre season workout with Jen Hudak: Swiss Ball Trifecta

This exercise complex develops strength and balance in the posterior chain (glutes, low-back, hamstrings). Development and strengthening of the posterior chain, particularly the hamstrings, is very important for preventing ACL injuries, a common injury among freeskiers.

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Pre-Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Weighted Dumbell Jumps

This exercise develops explosive power in the hips, glutes, and legs. A quick, explosive jump is the ultimate expression of lower-body power. These weighted jumps demand a forceful triple extension of the hips, knees, and ankles, and are a great teaching progression for anyone interested in Olympic lifting (clean, jerk, snatch) or anyone wishing to train a traditional Clean or explosive exercise with minimal equipment.