Wired for Fitness - Ski Mag

Related

Lateral Flexion/ Extension Hop

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.

Medicine Ball Twists

Core Fitness

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

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.

Grapevine

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.

ski3409fl_it.jpg

4 Books for Off-Season Fitness

By this point in the ski season, you probably feel pretty strong: You’re making crisp, aggressive turns top to bottom, and the quad burn you suffered a few months ago is just a memory. But off-season is in sight, and unless you want to endure early season pain again next winter, you’d be wise to keep yourself in shape this summer. Need a little guidance? Check out these fitness books.