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Conditioning for Skiing

So, following on from our principles of conditioning, its time to throw you a few basic exercises. The principles of this are going to be:

  • Full-chain connectivity
  • Proprioception
  • Power (strength and speed)
  • Relevance
  • Balance
  • Fitness
  • Agility

So, without further ado, I’d like to suggest a little starter for the season, just 3 days a week, that will give you a decent foundation to build on, just 3 times a week at the gym. Try this for a few weeks and let us know how you get on! Enjoy!

[blue]Monday – CV – Interval Rowing[/blue]

  • 6x500m at 1.45/500m. 1.30 min rest between sets. If you haven’t done much rowing before, its unlikely you’ll be able to maintain that pace for all 6 sets, but keep it as something to aim for.

[blue]Wednesday – Kettle Bell training[/blue]

  • 40 mins, 15 seconds on, 15 seconds off.
  • 10 mins each of: 2-handed swing; Snatch, Left Hand; Snatch, Right Hand; 2-handed swing. See videos at the Bottom

[blue]Friday – Cross-fit[/blue]

  • Jump lunges (weighting optional) – 60 seconds
  • 1 arm kettle bell swings – 60secs
  • Bodyweight squats – 60 seconds
  • Lateral hops (height obstacle optional)
  • 1 legged Romanian dead-lifts – 60 seconds
  • Rest for 3 minutes and repeat.

Kettle Bell Swing Instructional Video

Kettle Bell Swing Instructional Article

Kettle Bell Snatch Instructional Video

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