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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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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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How To: Drop Jumps

This is a great exercise for developing power, which forces the athlete to overcome significant amounts of eccentric forces, while reducing the total number of ground impacts. Do three sets of five jumps for maximum benefit.

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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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Fitness: Prep For Spring

While this winter brought us sweet powder and effortless turns, all good things must eventually come to an end. Spring brings the promise of softer snow and sunny days. Help your body stay in shape for skiing into June with these simple routines.