Off-season got you down? Need a quick ski-fix? Turn to new motion-controlled video games.
In the days before next-generation video game controllers like Nintendo’s Wii system and the Xbox 360Kinect, the only work-out you might have gotten playing a skiing video game would have been for your thumbs. Not anymore. The game, so to speak, has changed.
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.
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.