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3 Key exercises to prepare you for skiing

As the ski season approaches you should be thinking about preparing your body for the demands that skiing places upon it. Skiing is great a sport enjoyed by many people, however, it can place a lot of stress and strain on your muscles and joints- particularly the knees and legs!  If you are planning a ski trip around the Christmas holidays- now is the time to prepare with around 6 weeks to go!

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6 weeks before your ski trip strengthen your legs with these 3 exercises

We all enjoy the thrill of speeding down black runs and bouncing over moguls, but what we don’t appreciate is that burning feeling in the legs after a long day on the slopes! This is where doing preparatory work strengthening the leg and hip muscles can help ensure you make the most of each day on the slopes injury free and trouble free.

By strengthening your “ski specific” quadriceps, hip and core muscles and by practicing exercises to improve your balance and ski posture, you will create a more efficient skiing technique in order to reduce the risk of injury and muscle aches, ultimately making your skiing trip more enjoyable.

See the 3 key exercises to begin your ski preparation, that have been created by Senior BOOST PHYSIO Laura Harman. View these 3 exercises to get you started with your ski trip preparation here…

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View the 3 exercises to start your ski trip preparation

Laura is a keen skier herself and has spent a season doing clinical work in a ski resort.  Laura runs “Pilates for Skiers” sessions at our Hendon branch of BOOST PHYSIO.

No matter what you skiing ability, everyone can benefit from “Pilates for Skiers”. It involves exercises designed to target your “ski specific” muscles including your core, hips and knees. It will also include exercises to improve your balance and ski posture.

Example of Pilates for Skiers

Pilates for skiers will include:

  • Posture analysis

  • Biomechanics/movement analysis
  • Identification of muscle imbalance
  • Exercises to improve ski specific muscle strength
  • Exercises to improve ski specific flexibility
  • Exercises to improve balance and proprioception
  • Advice regarding injury prevention

Pilates for skiers should commence a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your trip.

Start preparing now and book in for a session with senior BOOST PHYSIO Laura Harman – call 020 82017788 for an appointment 8am-9pm!

We have physiotherapy appointments available at our Hendon NW4 Physiotherapy clinic and our East Finchley Physiotherapy practice N2.


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