Understanding the requirements of the body for Skiing is a huge part of knowing how to design an exercise program to help someone improve their ability for skiing.
In this video that we did with Women's Health & Fitness magazine, we show some of the key exercises we have used successfully with many of our clients who have skiied in all parts of the world on some of the most treacherous slopes. Females are already predisposed for knee and hip injury due to anatomical structure of their body, mainly the pelvis so implementing a strength training program is absolutely essential if you want to avoid an ACL injury or worse.
Key components to consider are that the exercises need to have more than just an emphasis on strength.
Balance, stability, agility and great core control and co-ordination are things that must be included in the program.
Which is why just doing a leg press or even a barbell squat will not necessarily help the person to improve their skiing performance or decrease injury.
Use of balance boards and BOSU's that mimic the terrain you are likely to encounter will help the body to encourage immense braking skills and deceleration abilities that prevent injury and make skiing easier.
Carefully designed programs that have a gradual progression of difficulty is essential to avoid injury in training.
However whenever training for balance, expect mistakes for this is when you really challenge the nervous system like never before. Ensure the area you are training in is safe and clear of anything you can fall on.
There are many more exercises you need to include but this will give you an idea as to what type of exercises you need in order to improve and achieve your potential.
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