Personal Trainer Denver CO
Ski Conditioning II
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Physical training of any kind should be approached in a progressive manner. Use an exercise regimen that’s appropriate for your present level of conditioning. Before starting a training program, it’s best to consult a trained professional to assess your current fitness level and ensure that you progress your training properly as to limit your risk of injury.
If you’re the average skier, you’ll typically ski for about 100 yards, then you stop, catch your breath, wait for your friends, take in the scenery, and head down another 100 yards. This makes for exercise that is more anaerobic than aerobic (especially if you fall along the way.) The cumulative effect is that you need muscular endurance as well as cardiorespiratory endurance.
Focus on developing legs, core and back that have the strength needed to resist your bodyweight in all the various positions coming down the mountain and it should also strongly focus on developing muscular endurance so that you can work these muscles all day long.
When you’re training for a specific sport or activity, you want your training to mimic that activity as closely as possible. I’ll recommend exercises that will do so for the skier.