Avoid your skiing thigh burn – our ski fitness essentialsDecember 6, 2012 4:54 pm
Our resident ski fitness expert Dr Craig McLean tackles some of the common fitness concerns skiers and snowboarders face when heading out to the slopes…get your legs off piste skiing ready and heli skiing ready with these simple tips!
Avoiding Thigh Burn
Thigh burn and leg fatigue are common for many people on their ski holidays and can be avoided by doing some simple physical preparation – no gym membership required!
My favourite way to prepare the legs is with your bike. Get that bike out and do 30 – 90 mins every other day either commuting to work or just a leisurely ride. If a bike is out of the question then replace riding with a walk, find a hill if you can or just add 20-100 lunges while walking in the park. If you commute on the London underground – use the stairs! Remember if your skiing legs stay strong all day you will reduce the risk of injuring yourself on the last run of the day. And no one wants to miss skiing those last powdery turns down.
If you want more specific exercises for thigh burn do these two exercises…
1) The Lunge
2) The Squat
For a more complete fitness programme, why not check-out our Pure Powder Ski Fitness page.
Dr Craig McLean is the principle chiropractor at www.putneychiropractic.co.uk