If you are not up for the whole program, Shaul recommends these five exercises for skiers: 5 sets of 5 reps each of: front squats, deadlifts, bench press, 5 leg blasters every 30 seconds, and 40 to 60 lb sandbag get ups. What’s a sandbag get-up? A bag, filled with 40 or 60 lbs of weight, with which you lie on the floor and get up holding it. “Those are my number one favorite total body strength exercise,” says Shaul. And then he smiles a maniacal little smile.
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