How to get fit before Ski holidays
As winter holidays period is coming, Precision Ski gives you some tips to prepare yourself physically before your stay in the mountains. To restart skiing in good conditions avoiding aches and injuries, we recommend you to have a look at these advices.
1. Make Cardiovascular exercises
Practicing sport in altitude demands more oxygen to your body. Therefore it’s important to practice your heart pumping and breathing before a stay in the mountains in order to have more breath on your first skiing day.
To get ready you should practice sports such as running, swimming or biking.
2. Get your muscles ready
leg muscles are the most requested by the ski muscles. It will be very useful to work those muscles before your ski week you to be more durable and more comfortable after the break.
Flex your muscles through regular exercising of the chair, which remains the most effective method! (By leaning against a wall with knees at a right angle, the goal is to keep as long as possible)
In everyday life, also try to focus on climbs stair lifts for a smooth drive.
3. Stretch yourself
Perform regular stretching focusing on the muscles of the lower part of your body is essential for your preparation. This will allow your muscles to be ready before skiing and facilitate recovery after exercise.
4. Make your your joints and tendons flexible
It is possible to reduce the risk of injury (eg sprain) by working your joints. Remember to work your knees before your departure by performing sets of crunches or by performing "ascent / descent" in the stairs for example.
5. Practice your balance
Skiing is a sport that requires balance skills. To facilitate the recovery you can work your balance by performing simple exercises:
- Close your eyes, stay balanced on one leg as long as possible.
- To jump on one feet passing over an obstacle.
- To float on one foot trying to hold the maximum time.