3 November 2021
Are you ready for your ski trip? My tips for getting fit for the slopes
With Ski season coming up, I thought I’d share a few exercises that I like to do with my son Harry to get us ready for the slopes.
Skiing…its all about squats – your Quads (thighs) are the hardest working muscle group, followed by your glutes (buttock).
And these exercises need NO equipment… just a chair & a mat
Squat down towards a chair placed behind you (this helps to maintain form) aim to just brush the chair, not sit down.
Squat jumps, squat holds (hover above a chair) or squat hold & pulse up and down.
Start with double then progress to single leg
10-15 reps, 3 sets. Or try as many as you can in 30 seconds (increasing to 45 secs), with a 15 second break between exercises.
Stepper, cycling, running will all help to improve your stamina.
A gentle warm-up with dynamic stretches helps to get the blood pumping in your muscles & synovial fluid flowing around the joints – Just like warming the car engine on a cold day!
Star jumps/ jogging on the spot (2-3mins), hip rotations, leg swings.
Stretch out the quads, hamstrings and glutes, plus foam rolling.
15-20 seconds holds, 2-3 times.