Try these exercise tips to help you ski better on the slopes!
For many of you, snow is a familiar sight. Now, just imagine not seeing or touching snow until you were 25 years old! I didn't grow up with snow. Skiing and other unstable surface sports are not common in the cities of Colombia.
However, since moving to Utah, I’ve had to learn more about unstable sport mechanisms and how to apply them when facing the snow. Mostly, to provide my clients with specific integral movements that both enhance their abilities and decrease their rate of injury while cruising down the snow on skies.
Make no mistake about it, positioning and posture play a huge role in how to ski better.
The following sequence of easy and effective movements will allow your muscles, such as your external and internal rotators of the hip, to move smoothly and softly, especially around the knees. Applying these exercises will allow you to focus on enjoying those short turns and sharp carves at any of your favorite Utah ski resorts, instead of worrying about damaging your joints.
So before taking a look at the local ski report and getting your gear ready to go, make sure your body is ready too. Performing these home exercises will refine your technique and restore forgotten movement patterns, giving you a greater sense of freedom and stability out on the slopes.
Unroll your mat, grab a towel (or just use the floor), and treat yourself like a pro.