Saturday, 8 October 2011

Get Fit for Skiing - week 2

With 9 weeks until the start of the season in Les Gets we have in association with Steve Bonthrone, a personal trainer from Perth put together a series of 10 exercises to help get you fit for the up coming season. We published exercise 1 last week and aim to give you a new routine every Saturday until the 3rd of December.
Steve states "To accompany these exercises, you should be looking at doing some cardiovascular exercise to increase stamina. Ultimately, you’re likely to be skiing for around 2 hours or more at any one time so we need to fit to keep going. Try walking, jogging, cycling or the crosstrainer in the gym for about 30mins and try that 3 times per week or more."

 2.    The Lunge 
Start by kneeling on the floor and place one foot on the floor so that there is a 90 degree bend in the knees. Push up to a standing position, lifting the chest and gently pushing the hip forward on the back leg and repeat. Aim for 10-15 reps then swap sides and do 2-3 sets. If you feel wobbly while performing the exercise, move the back foot to hip width or wider. This exercise will work all muscles in the legs.         

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