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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Weighted Push-Ups

Now that we're four weeks into Jen Hudak and the rest of US Freeskiing team's pre-season workout, the focus is shifting to overall core stability and upper body strength. Weighted push-ups, which are essentially just harder push-ups work just that. Jen says it's important to have a strong core and upper body to resist the impact from falls.

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Pre-Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Weighted Push-ups

This exercise develops the musculature of the upper body, shoulders, low back, and core. While upper body strength is an important part of overall fitness and body balance, what makes this exercise great is the development of whole-body stability and core strength.

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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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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.