Hitting the slopes this holiday season? Cool. Make sure you are ready for it with six of the best ski exercises you can do at home, so you’ll spend more time skiing and less time on your bottom. We recommend a mix of squats, lunges, planks, lateral jumps, tree poses and wall squats. Check it out!
Your thighs will probably undergo the most punishment when skiing. To prevent any unnecessary aches and strains, significantly strengthen your leg muscles with basic squat exercises.
Lunges can strengthen your legs and improve your balance at the same time, making them an ideal exercise for skiers.
A strong core can help you change direction, deal with more challenging terrain and maintain proper form when skiing. It’s important, then, that you don’t skimp on building your core strength before you take to the track.
If you’re a more established skier, you may want to try to a few jumps if you’re feeling brave enough. To make sure you get enough air time and ultimately stick the landing, strengthen your core and legs with some lateral jumps.
Sick of ending up face first in the snow? You can improve your balance by working on your glutes and hamstrings with the tree pose.
How many squats are too many? When it comes to skiing, the answer is never enough. Wall squats can help you build muscle endurance, helping you push past the plateau when you’re approaching the final few days of your holiday. Your thighs will thank you.