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3 Top Ski Fitness Exercises to Get You in Prime Shape For Ski Season

Ready for ski season?

If your response is something more of a groan than a grin, don’t fret. No matter the time of year and no matter your current physical shape, you can get into shape for skiing. As a matter of fact, if you boil down your routine to a few basic exercises you can actually get into prime shape for ski season and stay in the best shape you’ve ever been.

There are literally dozens and dozens of exercises and movements you can perform to get your body into shape for ski season, from simple stretching to using ski machines and equipment. They’re all beneficial in their own way and all serve a purpose for the serious skier. However, there are three that are very beneficial for getting into shape for ski season quickly and as effortlessly as possible.

Consider these three exercises and take time to perform each of them every day; if you do, you’ll be in shape and ready to hit the slopes in no time.

The Stretch

Stretching muscles is vital if you want to keep those muscle flexible and ready to ski! This will also help to prevent injury when on the slopes since those muscles need to twist and turn constantly.

To get a deep, effective stretch, simply sit on your gym mat with your legs in front of you, toes pointed up, back straight. Gently curl forward, reaching your hands past your feet, your head as close to your legs as possible. Feel the stretch in the back of your legs as you hold this pose, then gently curl yourself back up.

The Squat

A squat is exactly as it sounds; stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, back straight but relaxed, hands on your hips. Bend at the knees while keeping your back straight, using the muscles of the legs to support you. Return to your upright position.

This movement should be repeated slowly and in a steady motion. This will ensure that you don’t hurt your back and that you’re working the muscles completely. The muscles will work to move the body down as you get into the squat and back up as you return to the upright position.

The Arm Curl

When preparing for ski season, many skiers concentrate on their legs and forget about their arms. Obviously this is a mistake! Your arms are needed for direction and balance and they can often tire out sooner than your legs, since arm muscles are smaller than leg muscles.

To get your arms in great shape for ski season, engage in regular arm curls. Make sure you tuck your arm next to your body and pivot from the elbow, not the shoulder, so the arm muscles are working to support the movement.

Of course there are many other ways to get yourself into tiptop shape for ski season and to get the legs of steel you need to make the most of your time on the slopes.

To get into the best possible ski shape of your life and ski all day long without the dreaded aching, burning jello-leg, then grab your free report and start chiseling that body for ski season.

Charann Miller