Have you booked your skiing holiday? Are you ready for the slopes?
You may have been waiting a long time to finally get back on your skis after COVID travel restrictions. So it’s more important than ever to work on your ski fitness right now. Don’t leave it until just before your holiday to prepare.
We’ve got seven exercises for skiing that will help get you ready to manage the moguls, glide the slopes and have fun in the snow. 7 days of ski fitness!
No. 1: Squats for skiing
A classic exercise. Weight-bearing, functional and easy to do (even if you don’t have a ball).
Try a couple of sets of 10 at a steady pace, with control, maintaining a good connection to the floor and hinging at the hips.
No. 2: Reverse lunges
Step back, even the weight through both feet and keeping the body upright, drop the back knee towards the floor. (It’s an up and down move, not a forwards back)
Try 8-10 each side
No. 3: Single leg squats
Single leg squats – give them a go!
A great exercise to challenge balance and stability, try 5-8 each leg.
No. 4: Walking lunges
Try forwards and backwards for an extra challenge!
No. 5: Shoulder press exercises for skiing
Ski fit arms! Don’t forget your upper body when training for skiing. It’s important to add variety to your training and give your legs a rest day.
Try shoulder press 2×10 to start with
No. 6: Lateral arm raises
Try 8/10 reps twice through, keeping your arms parallel to the floor.
No. 7: Jump squats for ski fitness
Add a dynamic exercise to your training to build power to your legs!
Try all these exercises for skiing if you can. We recommend you do 8-10 repetitions for each exercise, twice through, anything up to twice or even 3 times per day.
If you have any health concerns before or after your skiing holiday, we can help. With physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment or sports massage to address any aches and pains, through to wellbeing Pilates, Yoga and Qigong classes to boost your long term balance and posture.