3 best exercises before ski trip

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Skiing usually once a year in the winter season makes this sport quite dangerous for your body. An unprepared body, deprived of adequate physical preparation, is more vulnerable to all kinds of injuries. I’m sure many of us unfortunately might have had a chance to experience this.

When should you start practicing?

Our motivation to exercise in preparation for skiing usually peaks just before we leave for holidays. Instead, you should start training 3 months in advance. If you don’t have time for this, start practicing at least a month before the planned departure. Of course, we get the best results if we strengthen our muscles throughout the year. The minimum time that should be devoted to exercise is 2 times a week for 45 minutes.

Strengthen thighs, ankles and knees

In order to strengthen these body parts you should perform far jumps from atop the Bosu ball, ending in deep squats, springing from the foot currently on the ball. Note the rapid transition from left to right – while maintaining the correct angle between the thigh and lower leg during landing. This angle should be around 90 degrees.


Strengthen the glutes and hamstrings

Keep your body in a straight line. Flex your stomach and bend your knees while you breathe in. Remember that the front knee shouldn't pass beyond the line of the fingers. Get back to the starting position while exhaling. If you prefer to make your exercise a bit more difficult, end with a light stride.


Strengthen the muscles of the body

The proposed exercise strengthens the body – support the forearms on the exercise ball (Swiss ball). Note that static exercises rely on withstanding in a position for a specified period; get to know your body and limits and see how long you can hold on still. The principle of this exercise is to maintain a straight silhouette by tightening the stomach and back muscles.


Get your body ready for the winter challenge and fully enjoy the trainings it while you’ll be also improving your skill. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact our experienced trainers.

Beniamin Burda
Personal Trainer
Holmes Place Poland

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