U.S. Freeskiing Workout - Ski Mag

U.S. Freeskiing Workout

No one works harder to get strong for skiing than the freeskiing athletes who are looking to prove themselves at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Halfpipe master Jen Hudak and the U.S. Freeskiing team coaches put together this six-move workout that'll beat you into ski shape.
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