By Matthew Spinazzola, M.S.
Are You Ready for the Slopes?
From Alta to Aspen – ski resorts are already in full force for their 2019-2020 ski season. Even if you are fit and currently have an exercise regimen, your body may not be slope-ready. Skiing or snowboarding requires specific movements and motions to get you down the mountain that can take a toll on you if you’re not properly conditioned.
For skiers or snowboarders, exercises that improve knee stability, core strength, and balance are a must for safety and stamina. This super-charged, superset workout will have you spending more time on the slopes instead of the sidelines. And this intensive ab, leg and glute workout has the added benefit of getting you sculpted for your aprés ski hot tub time too!
The Ultimate Skier/Snowboarder Workout
Exercises should be performed as a Superset with a 45 second break in between.
Perform Exercise A (one set), then Exercise B (one set), then rest for 45 seconds. Repeat for two more sets. Rest 45 seconds and move on to next Superset exercise. Complete all 5 Supersets for a total Skier/Snowboarder’s conditioning workout.
A. Single Leg Romanian Deadlifts – 3 Sets of 8 for Each Leg
B. Mini Band Lateral Walks – 3 Sets of 10 in Both Directions
A. Single Arm Rows – 3 Sets of 8
B. Single Leg Dumbbell Rear Fly – 3 Sets of 8 for Each Leg
A. Single Leg Squat with Row – 3 Sets of 8 for Each Leg
B. Split Squat Jumps– 3 Sets of 12 for Each Leg
A. Plyo Clock Pushups – 3 Sets Until Failure
B. Mountain Climbers – 3 Sets of 30
A. Planks – 3 Sets of 30 Seconds
B. Skater Hops – 3 Sets of 30 Seconds