Ski Fitness: Getting Fit For Winter Sports

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As the weather cools down I know many of you are getting excited for winter sports. I know I am and since I live near Aspen Colorado there are plenty of winter activities to be excited about. Skiing, snowboarding, cross country and many other winter sports are so much fun, but we all have to be careful… There is a higher risk of injury if we don’t condition and train properly.

Everyone regardless of age, fitness, or experience will greatly benefit from strengthening the following muscles groups in preparation for fun and exciting winter activities.

  • Core Muscles: Responsible for balance, stability and dynamic movement.

  • Quadriceps: Flex the hip and extend the knee.

  • Gluteal Muscles: Extend the hip, abduct (pull) the leg away from the center of the body, and stabilize the knee in the extended position.

  • Hamstrings: Involved in flexing the knee and absorbing shock.

Here are 3 great workouts you can do at home to get stronger for winter sports and avoid injury. Beginners, start slow and work your way up to more advanced workouts after 2 weeks.

You can print the PDF of each workout, or view them on your phone, computer or ipad.

Start training 6 weeks before hitting the slopes and train 2-3 times per week.

Beginners: Are you new to exercise or have not exercised regularly for 6 weeks?

Start here: Core Strength and Stretch For Skiers

Intermediate: Do you exercise regularly…..30 minutes or more daily of walking, biking, hiking, or yoga, but you are new to regular resistance training or sport specific training?

Start here: Full Body Winter Workout

Advanced: Are you a more seasoned fitness fan who has been doing resistance training 2-3 times a week for at least 6 weeks?

Start here: Ski Fit Training

Are you interested in a more personalized approach? Have really specific goals? Working around injuries and want some extra help working out safely?

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