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Get in the Gym: Fitness for Skiers

We all get it—after a long day at the office, it's tough to find the motivation to work out. But, diligence always pays off. Here are the best tips and tricks to make the most out of your gym time, so that when winter rolls around, you'll be ready.

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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.

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The Last Plateau: Power Through Edging (Fitness)

Part of being a great skier is knowing you can always get better. The key isn’t just to build strength or speed, but rather to fine-tune the base you’ve already built, pushing for greater angles, quicker movements, more flexibility and increased stability. Use these exercises to develop the speed, stability and range of motion necessary for counterbalancing and putting your skis on edge early in the turn.

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The Last Plateau: Turn Anytime, Anywhere (Fitness)

In sports-think, it’s usually best to consider the body as one unit with different parts that work together. Technically, that concept is true for skiing, too. But until you’ve nailed PSIA-perfect technique, it can be helpful to think of your upper and lower body as independent units. These exercises teach you to do just that, as well as develop the lower-body agility and coordination you need for quick, powerful turns.

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Core Fitness

Use these exercises to develop your abdominal and oblique muscles, which help keep you upright no matter the terrain or snow condition.