Get Ready to Ski

Well, January is almost gone.  Have you kept to your New Years resolution?  If not, it’s never too late to call Hire Fitness to rent a great piece of ftness equipment.  Train at home, it’s so much easier.

Are you ski fit and ready?  An Elliptical Cross Trainer is the answer – get ready to ski.

Get Ready to Hit the Slopes

You don’t have to wait for the snow to start falling to get ready for ski season.  Start your training now and you’ll be sailing past those ‘ski bums’ on your way down the mountain.

Dusting off the competition or showing off to friends are not the only reasons to get in shape before ski season starts.  Skiing is an activity that involves a variety of elements:  strength, endurance, balance and coordination.  Hit the slopes without developing these components and you may be in for more than a little embarassment – you may injure yourself.

Sport Specific Training

This is where sport specific training comes in.  Generally speaking, sport specific training programmes involve focusing on the various skills associated with a particular activity.  Depending on the sport, this may include health related fitness components such as cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility.  A great machine to do this is our Super Deluxe Home Elliptical Cross Trainer.

Skiing is a sport that relies heavily on skill related fitness.  A traditional fitness programme which includes a combination of weight training and cardiovascular exercise is needed.

Get Ready to Ski

There are several ways to begin a sport specific training programme.  The simplest way is to add several new exercises to your regular workout schedule.  Cardio training such as our Super Deluxe Home Elliptical Cross Trainer will help.

For example, performing wall sits that require you to ‘sit’ against a wall will help build up the isometric strength you need for the tuck position in skiing.  Squats and lunges will build lower-body strength for skiing tough terrain like moguls.

Exercises such as crunches to work your abdominals are essential in creating a solid core for balance and agility.  It is important to train your body to withstand and absorb the impact associated with skiing.  Plyometric movements such as hopping from side to side, develop muscle power and strength as well as improve agility.