This is how a pro creates and executes a plan of attack.
Ingrid Backstrom is on a mission to spread the gospel of shredding to women skiers around the world. After a week following her around La Parva, Chile, we are her loyal disciples.
Hailey Duke demonstrates single-leg RDL's as a way to strengthen the posterior chain and hips.
Kiley Staples of the U.S. Ski Team demonstrates Romanian Dead Lifts.
Heavy half squats increase demand on the hip musculature while eliminating the limitations of the muscles acting on the knee in deep ranges of motion. This exercise is a good one for in-season maintenance because it keeps the athletes strong while reducing muscle soreness.
Originally published under a pseudonym in our January issue of 1984, this story has become viral fodder, circled around the internet (often with credit attributed to authors who did not pen the story). Its suggestions are still relevant, and certainly humorous.
SKI Magazine contributing writer and author of Total Skiing Chris Fellows - a well-known ski instructor and director of the North American Ski Training Center - and his world class coaching staff will be hosting a week-long ski training camp at Portillo, August 12-20.
PROBLEM Instinctively, people shrink from what scares them. On a steep face, you may try to hug the apparent security of the hill by leaning into the mountain with your upper body, stiffening your downhill leg or throwing your downhill hand upward. These instinctive reactions compromise balance and make edging more difficult.
To get through a maze of moguls, make your legs—and at times even your entire body—both longer and shorter.