To help get you in tip-top shape, and make the most out of your time on the hill, we’ve searched high and low for the best ski fitness videos and exercises.
This video, by On The Snow, is an awesome pre-season workout demonstrated by world cup winning moguls skier, Heather McPhie. It pulls 3 gym exercises from the training program of the US Ski Team, and walks through the intensity and duration of each with the aim of improving your explosive strength (and ridding you of jelly legs) – vital for powering through deep west coast snow.
Exercises covered are:
- Overhead Ball Throw
- Weighted Squat Jumps
- Lateral Box Jumps
Every skier and snowboarder knows that the worst time to realise you’re out of shape is when you’re 3 runs in on a 30cm day. For two reasons; there’s no friends on a powder day, and secondly you’ll sweat so much you’ll have the dreaded foggles (foggy goggles) to deal with as well as your wobbly legs.
So press play and get yourself ready to ride with these 3 pro ski exercises.