How can I get fit for the new ski season?
Begin the winter full of energy
This is what skiing demands from your body
Give yourself two months for your ski training
5 tips for your effective ski gymnastics
*Begin your targeted training approx. two months before your first day of skiing and increase the level of difficulty or the intensity of the exercises after about four weeks. The main focus of the training should be the torso and legs.
*15 - 45 minutes of ski training should be on your training programme at least three times per week. use exercise videos on YouTube, ask your trainer at the gym or treat yourself to personal training.
*Twice a week, you should strengthen your stamina with endurance training such as jogging, cycling, nordic walking, rollerblading or cross-country skiing.
*Don't forget to warm up for 15 minutes before each training session.
*Do some stretching after training to promote flexibility of the muscles and joints.
Exercise tips from ski racer Stefan Brennsteiner
You stand on one leg, extend both arms and the other leg until a diagonal is formed. Then you bring both arms and the free leg in towards the body. With this exercise, you strengthen your lower back and practice your balance. The Superman is also very well suited for a warm-up.
#2 Split squat
The lunge squat prepares the front of your thights and your gluteal muscles optimally for the demands on the ski slope. In addition, power and balance are equally helped.
#3 Single Leg Deadlift
What may sound very dangerous is actually a strenuous but very effective exercise for the back of the thighs. Ensure that you carry out every exercise at a pace that suits you and consciously observe the tension in your muscles.