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Power Plate

Power Plate
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Acceleration training is helping skiers, including members of the U.S. Ski Team, grow stronger and more coordinated. Here is where you can try it.

 Strength, balance, and coordination are all integral parts of ski conditioning. When you stand on or hold onto the vibrating platform of the Power Plate—the centerpiece of a new fitness trend called acceleration training—minute oscillations trigger your muscles to contract up to 50 times per second. Incorporate stretches and dynamic exercises to further increase your muscles’ workload. Suddenly, two sets of 10 squats feels like three sets of 20. “We use Power Plate training for skiers, including members of the U.S.

Training Tips with Ted Ligety: Week 3

Training Tips with Ted Ligety: Week 3
Training Tips with Ted Ligety: Week 3
The third step in Ted Ligety's pre-season training plan: split squats. Ted and trainer Alex Moore show how to do variations of the exercise.
This week, the third in Ted Ligety's pre-season training series, Ted and his trainer, Alex More, show us how to do split squats, which work the quads, glutes and hamstrings.

Training Tips with Ted Ligety: Week 2

The second episode in a six-part workout series from Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety and the U.S. Ski Team. This week's exercise: Glute Side Band Walks.

Over the next six weeks, Ted Ligety, Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup giant slalom champ, will show us six different exercises he does to get into shape for ski season. This week's exercise: Glute Side Band Walks.

Training Tips with Ted Ligety: Week 1

The first episode in a six-part workout series from Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety and the U.S. Ski Team. This week's exercise: weighted squat jumps.
Over the next six weeks Ted Ligety, Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup giant slalom champ, will show us six different exercises he does to get into shape for ski season. This week's exercise: weighted squat jumps.
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