Hopefully you all have been adding in the exercises we discussed last month. Building a solid foundation with the stability exercises.
This time we will be moving to more sport specific exercises while developing strength. Most snow sports have periods of high intensity exercise followed by rest and an active recovery. Think of downhill skiing. You get all of your gear on, skate down to the chair lift and sit. Then it's all out drive on the way down the hill. Repeat. This is what you are prepping for.
The other big one with snow sports is uneven and often slick surfaces. This is why we have included the balance board in part one and the BOSU squats in part two. They help to get your body ready for the ice and snow!
In addition to the suggested exercises, we also highly recommend adding stair running or the stair mill. These are huge in helping to add the endurance you need for downhill skiing, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Start by adding 10 minutes in 3-4 times a week and add a couple of minutes each week.
Here are next six exercises to add into your exercise routine this month Try to get the number of prescribed reps in. If they are too easy then add some weight. As always, make sure your form is great, not just good!
Game of Thrones might be over, but winter is coming! Get prepared or get left behind.