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The Last Plateau: Smooth and Steady (Fitness)

To change the way you perform on the mountain, you must reprogram your body to move in new ways. And the more you’ve done it the old way, the harder you have to work—both physically and mentally—to adapt to the new. These dryland drills will not only boost your strength, stability and mobility, they’ll also train your neuromuscular system for efficient technique that’s flowing, not forced.

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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 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.

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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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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.