Getting back onto the slopes can be a doddle for some who have kept a good baseline fitness throughout the year with the other sports they participate in, but for others…..well, lets just say, that a little pre-ski holiday preparation can really make a huge difference – and not just to the tired jelly legs around day 2-3, but to your entire body’s enjoyment of the whole holiday and MOST IMPORTANTLY, in minimising the risk of injury!
So let’s begin by just walking you through the basics to get you tuned up and back in the ski/snowboarding saddle again!….and lets make it fun! We’ve all heard of HIT sessions by now, so here is your ski-HIT to keep you fit!
** If you know that you are injury prone or are suffering from joint or muscle pain, it is a very good idea to be assessed by one of our physios first before beginning our programme
Increasing your basic AEROBIC fitness – try 15-20min jog; swim or cycle. If this is an impossible activity to schedule in then why don’t you do a good power walk to and from work, the supermarket, school to collect the kids. Hit the pavement…..FAST! swinging your arms and striding out! Give it a purpose!
Your HIT PROGRAMME:
Step ups 3 sets of 10 secs building up to 20-30secs
Squat jumps on the spot or moving forwards 3 sets of 10secs building up to 20secs
Side to side jumps 3 sets of 10 secs building up to 20secs
Split leg jumps 3 sets of 10secs building up to 20secs
Triceps + thoracic rotations 3 sets of 10 secs building up to 20secs
Balance one leg +/- single squat to heel raise try and do 5 heel raises in a row and repeat 3 x each side
Your STRETCHES – 3 x 20-30 second hold each side
Hip Flexor + calf