Saturday, 19 November 2011

Get fit for skiing - Week 8

As we count down the start to the ski season there are now only 3 weeks or 21 days until we open the Christiania in Les Gets for season 2011/12, 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. If you search for Fitness on this blog you can find the first six of the 10 exercises that have already been published. We will add a new routine every Saturday until the 3rd of December.

This week Steve states "We’ve started to work on the base strength of the leg muscles, now we start to work on dynamic strength. This exercise will help improve speed and agility. This will help you get the most out of your days in the mountains"

8. Squat Jumps 

Following on from the Squat Thrust, try the jump. Starting in the squat position with the hips parallel to the floor, jump up as high as you can, keeping the legs straight and land in the squat position and then straightaway, jump again. You should aim for 15 jumps non-stop, rest for 1min and perform another 2 sets the same. It is very important that you keep the knees relaxed on landing to avoid injury.

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