It's much easier to get back on the slopes at top level fitness if you keep skiing fit all year round. Review these off-season skiing fitness articles which relate the benefits of summer and fall sports such as biking, hiking, strength training, and swimming to help ensure you're staying in shape for ski season.
For starters, I have been advised on a more comprehensive approach to off-season training that focuses on "periodization." As it sounds, periodization is a training term that coaches and trainers use to schedule certain sets of exercises into calendar periods leading up to the first day on the snow.
To maximize the effects of the initial training I have been told to work with a professional Personal Trainer (PT). A Personal Trainer can be very useful for everything from designing a personal exercise program to providing serious motivation.
So, if you want to follow this routine along with me, start asking around the gym, the Y, or ask knowledgeable friends for the names of trainers that are recommended. If all this sounds a little much, don't worry, you'll see that this plan works for professional athletes of all sports, for training PSIA instructors, and for the regular skiers like you and I who just want to be at our best for skiing.
- Off-Season Fitness and Training
- Strength Training for Better Skiing
- Swimming to Keep Ski Muscles Fit
- Resistance Band Training for Flexibility
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