Perhaps most important part of your ski training workout is the Dynamic Warmup as it will help prepare your body for the functional strength ski exercises that follow. The dynamic warmup will also help mprove your mobility and help to overcome any muscle or postural imbalances that you may have, which can help in preventing any injuries.
Corrective Exercises – These will help improve common postural and muscular imbalances you may have. For example there are corrective exercises to improve the movement at your hips, which is a common problem as many people have a tendency to move more from their lumbar spine instead of their hips increasing the risk of lower back injury.
Mobility Exercises – Mobility exercises will help improve your ability to actively move through a full range of motion which can directly enhance your movement patterns when skiing by helping you to be more efficient, expend less energy and reduce your injury risk.
Activation Exercises – These exercises will help turn on any under-active muscles so that when you are performing the functional strength exercises your muscles are more likely to fire in the correct sequence. For example many people are quadriceps dominant and have glutes that are underactive. This can lead to inefficient movement when skiing and even injury. By performing glute activation exercises you can turn on the muscles so that they will used correctly when needed.
Balance, Core Stability and Rotational Core Exercises – Stability is extremely important for skiing and therefore needs to be adequately trained in your workouts. Exercises should be included that challenge your balance and core stability. In addition, as skiing requires a lot of rotational movements, you need to train both rotational stability and rotational power.
Multi-joint Exercises – The focus of your functional strength training should be on multi-joint… Read more…