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Crossfit for Skiers: Week One, Squats

The most basic lift in the weight room and the foundation to Olympic lifting, squats strengthen three of the largest muscles in the body: the quads, hamstrings and glutes, and are an essential movement in Crossfit.

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Crossfit for Skiers

You’ve probably heard of it by now. Gyms are popping everywhere and fans swear by it. But what is Crossfit? And why does it make your pre-season training more efficient?

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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.

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A Skier’s Dictionary

10 made-up terms and phrases every skier should know, including “bootgasm” (the pleasurable relief of removing your ski boots at the end of the day) and “man soup” (five or more guys in a post-ski hot tub). Plus, a few tips on making the most of each term.