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Ski Fitness

Find information on ski fitness, skiing fitness, ski training, ski exercises, skiing exercises, conditioning for skiing and more from SKI Magazine

Build Core Strength

Train with the U.S. Ski Team with Box Clean-Pulls

Ernie Reimer, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the U.S. Ski Team, and alpine athlete Julia Ford take you through a step-by-step introduction to the Ski Team’s Box Clean-Pulls. The exercise builds core power, which is key to strong acceleration out of turns. The video, part of SKI’s fitness series with the U.S. Ski team, was shot at the USSA Center of Excellence, Park City, Utah.

 

Stuff We Like: Triggerpoint Grid Foam Roller

A packable tool to help keep your legs fresh.

Skiing is a physically intensive sport—it uses your muscles, joints and tendons, particularly those in your feet, legs and back. You finish a day hammering out runs and you're tired and tight. 

To best assure that you're ready for first chair on day two, three, or four of your vacation, before you head to the bar, spend 15 minutes on the floor with Triggerpoint's Grid foam roller.

Stuff We Like: Kinesiology Athletic Tape

Sticky stuff to extend your ski day and possibly save your season

Skier's Diet: Surprising Muscle Building Foods

Super foods that will make you super fit this ski season. Garlic anyone?

As you coax your muscles back into ski shape, fueling them well can add heft to your training. Your instinct is likely to reach for a steak (and rightly so: A 2009 study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that eating four ounces of steak after a workout built muscle 50 percent better than a placebo), but these other strength-building foods may surprise you.

Run for Your Lives—Or Your Ski Legs

We don't know if a zombie apocalypse is coming, but we're sure ski season is.

A handful of recent reports about zombie-like attacks have many wondering: Is the zombie apocalypse near? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released this statement: ”The CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms).” If you want to believe that, go ahead, but don’t say we never warned you.

Gore-Tex TransRockies Run

Stage 6 of the TransRockies Run
Teams making their way through stage 6 of the Gore-Tex TransRockies Run.
This version of couple’s therapy isn’t for the faint of heart—or feet.

No one ever said love is easy. It’s all about teamwork, communication and compromise. So perhaps the best way to build a lasting relationship is to push it to the brink. Funny...that's also a great way to get in shape for ski season. Enter the Gore-Tex TransRockies race, a six-day, 120-mile team trail run that starts in Buena Vista, Colo., and ends in Beaver Creek. Inspired by the TransAlpine race—an eight-day event that takes pairs of runners from Germany to Italy—TransRockies isn’t for the faint of heart or weak of feet. 

 

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