'Cross Training

With summer’s balmy temperatures finally subsiding, yet a few months before the slopes have enough base to strap on the skis, there’s still plenty of time to kick around outside in the low-lying sunlight of autumn. And if you’re a skier who stays fit running or cycling, or both, consider racing cyclocross, both for fitness and fun. By Neal Rogers.
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Box Clean Pulls

This exercise allows for explosive muscular development of the core. It serves as a good substitute for athletes with chronic low back pain, common to Alpine skiing, as well as for individuals that do not have a lot of experience with catching Olympic lifts like Cleans or Snatches.

Focus on: core stability

The Fitness Emergency Plan

So, it’s two weeks untill your big-vert ski vacation and you’ve done squat. Salvage your vacation with this express-lane workout plan to hone four crucial aspects of ski fitness. Your quads will thank you.