Ensure You are Ski Fit
Solid physical preparation can make the difference between you having an incredible skiing experience, or an incredibly painful experience! We’ve developed our ski fitness programme with the help of Craig McLean who runs the Putney Chiropractic Centre.
The following exercises are for individuals who already have a significant level of fitness. If you are unsure as to whether they are appropriate for you, please consult your doctor.
Dynamic stretching is a safer and a more effective way of improving your flexibility. Some of our favourite exercises include leg kicks, star jumps, hip swings in the saggital plane as well as dynamic hip adduction and abduction. Ensure you have conducted some form of aerobic activity before performing such exercises. We would reserve five minutes every session for flexibility work.
The strength component deals with base strength preparation. This is the work you need to complete before you can progress onto more advanced forms of training such as stability ball exercises, BOSU integrated training and resisted movement training. This phase involves fundamental large muscle movements such as squats, lunges, dead-lifts and body weight resistance exercises such as pull ups and press ups. These exercises recruit high threshold motor units and increase motor unit firing rate. The base strength preparation phase should last between four and six weeks, depending on your fitness levels.
Download our ski fitness programme here.