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The Ski Step

The Ski Step

By Topper Hagerman
posted: 08/09/2000

Skiing involves constant lateral leg motion-which is exhausting if your legs aren't in shape. Work your thighs with The Ski Step to avoid that grueling burn on the hill.

How To Do It
Start in the ready position with your knees bent, hands forward and elbows close to your body. Stand next to a chair, door or other solid object. Starting with your left foot, gently hop about 3 feet away from the chair, then hold for 1-2 seconds before returning to the start position. Do 2 sets of 20-30 repetitions on each side, gradually increasing to 50 repetitions on each side. If you have a Sport Cord (shown) and want a tougher workout, attach the cord to the door at waist level. Hook the two ends of the bungee strap to the "D" ring on the aerobic belt and place it around your waist. Step away from the door until the cord is taut.

What It Does
The Ski Step strengthens all lower-extremity muscles and is excellent for balance, agility and power. It mimics the skiing motion and will especially get you ready for the bumps.

Topper Hagerman and John Atkins, sports medicine consultants and former U.S. Ski Team trainers, run Topper Sportsmedicine in Vail, Colo. To order the Sport Cord, call (800) 250-3779. Be sure to consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

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