Now is a great time to be preparing your body for enjoyment on the slopes!
Having full mobility in your hips, knees, and torso is key to an efficient body position. Incorporate stretching into your daily routine to increase your range of motion.
It’s also important to increase the focus of your strength routine around your hips, core and legs. Lunges, squats and plyometric jumps are a few great exercises to challenge the key muscle groups. Consider adding prolonged isometric positions such as wall squats or static split drops to increase muscle endurance under tension. And don’t forget to add a variety of directions to your exercises, in order to challenge your hip muscles in differing planes.
High intensity interval training will challenge your cardiovascular system, which will make tackling those steep and deep pitches much easier and allow more time for carving and less time catching your breath.
The more time you spend preparing your body for the rigours of the slopes, the less likely it is you will incur a soft tissue or overuse injury.
Body & Soul works closely with Halestorm Physiotherapy.
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