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Pre-Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Week Three

This week, Jen shows us how to do crossover lunges, which help build stability and protect your knees.

Weighted Push-Ups

Pre-Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Week Four

This week's move is weighted push-ups, which build core and upper body strength. Jen says they make her feel "ready for anything that's thrown at me."

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Pre-Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Week Two

US Freeskiing athlete Jen Hudak takes us through six exercises she does to get fit for skiing. Step two: Lateral box jumps.

With your core and glutes contracted, roll the ball towards and away from your body by bending your knees. Complete three-four sets of 10-15 reps for each movement (three movements per set = 30-45 reps total).

Pre-Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Week Six

Jen's Swiss ball trifecta strengthens your core and hamstrings, which help prevent ACL injuries.

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Pre-Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Week One

US Freeskiing athlete Jen Hudak takes us through the first of six exercises she does to get fit for skiing. Step one: three-way leg raises.

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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.

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Pre season workout with Jen Hudak: Crossover lunges

This exercise develops single-leg strength, balance, and mobility in the hips. Single-leg strength is animportant element of greeskiing, and the additional stress of inline balance while strength training is a unique combination in one exercise.

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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.