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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.

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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.

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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U.S. National Freeskiing Team Announced

On the heels of the decision to include halfpipe skiing in the 2014 Olympics, the first ever U.S. Freeskiing team is announced.

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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.

2006 Olympic Men's Combined champ Ted Ligety sucks it up over Torino, Italy.

Ted Ligety's Workout

Gold-medal winners know a thing or two about getting into shape.

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Pre Season Workout with Jen Hudak: Three-way leg raises

This exercise develops core function, strength, and control in a manner similar to various tricks with Freeskiing. Very similar to a mute grab while hanging from a pull-up bar, the exercise requires contraction of the core for stability, combined with hip flexion and a vertical body position to bring the legs up to the upper body, which contrasts from many supine/ground core exercises.

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."