Strength Training


Strength is an integral part of becoming the best skier possible. The goal of our strength program is to be as specific as possible in regards to creating, improving, and maintaining ski specific strength. What is ski specific strength? Ski specific strength refers to muscles groups directly related to ski movement. In most cases these are the major muscles of the body. The most important piece of the puzzle is your core as it is responsible for linking your upper and lower body together. Below you will find multiple examples and ideas to get you going. It is up to you as to how far you take it. 

Get After It ! 


Equipment:
Here is a basic list of fairly inexpensive but valuable tools that will help you out. 
  • Ab Wheel 
  • Balance Board
  • Pull-Up Bar
  • Dumbbell Weights/Kettle Bells
  • Yoga Mat 
  • Resistance Bands/Straps


Basic Strength Routine: (Requiring little to no equipment)

The number of repetitions is going to vary depending on ability, adjust accordingly. Each Exercise should have 30sec-1min rest in between.


Day 1: Focus Upper Body

Warm-Up (5 min Jog, 5 min Jump Rope, 2 min Jumping Jacks, 1 min Push-Ups, 1 min Dips, 1 min Plank)

Push-Ups 3x20

Dips 3x20

Shoulder Press 3x15 (With Weight or Resistance Band)

Triceps 3x20 (With Weight or Resistance Band)

Arm Lifts (Front and Side) 2x10 (With Weight or Resistance Band)

He-Man 2x20 (With Weight or Resistance Band)

Dips 2x20

Push-Ups 2x15

Pull-Ups 5x10 (Adjust Accordingly) 

Abs ( Choose A Routine) 250-500 reps

Plank (Front, Sides) 1x1min each total 5-10min

Day 2: Focus Lower Body 

Warm-Up (5 min Jog, 5 min Jump Rope, 2 min Jumping Jacks, 1 min Push-Ups, 1 min Dips, 1 min Plank)

Front Lunge 2x15 on Each Leg

Side Lunge 2x15 on Each Leg

Back Lunge 2 x15 on Each Leg

Squats (With Weight or Resistance Band) 1x15 1x12 1x10 

Single Leg Squats 1x15 1x12 1x10 on each leg 

Calf Raises (Fast Both Legs) 2x25

Calf Raises (Fast Single Leg) 2x20

Squat with explosive jumps 2x20

Pull-Ups 5x10 (Adjust Accordingly)

Abs ( Choose A Routine) 250-500 reps

Plank (Front, Sides) 1x1min each total 5-10min

Day 3: Focus Overall Body (Core)

Warm-Up (5 min Jog, 5 min Jump Rope, 2 min Jumping Jacks, 1 min Push-Ups, 1 min Dips, 1 min Plank)

Push-Ups 2x20

Dips 2x15-30

Step Ups 2x20 

Arm Lifts (Front and Side) 2x10 (With Weight or Resistance Band)

Triceps 3x20 (With Weight or Resistance Band)

Pull-Ups 5x10 (Adjust Accordingly) 

Abs ( Choose A Routine) 250-500 reps

Plank (Front, Sides) 1x1min each total 5-10min

This is an example of what your week may look like. You may substitute in your own favorites depending on what equipment you have available. Total time should be approximation 45min-1hr 3 days a week.

For more advanced skiers you will want to also be doing core an additional 2 days a week with roller board added on if possible. 


Here are some links to multiple videos that you will find helpful and will give you additional workout ideas. 


U.S.A Nordic Strength

http://youtu.be/Unlt7xiA2NI   Kate Whitcomb 




http://youtu.be/voJq3zsmfeY     U.S Ski Team 


Russian Nordic Power Strength 



Norwegian Nordic Strength

http://youtu.be/g_pl6s5Cpq8  The Sausage  Prince ! Øystein Pettersen

http://youtu.be/OGM7xCK10Bo The Sausage Prince  Øystein Pettersen

http://youtu.be/siAbjhZeY0g The Sausage Prince  ! Øystein Pettersen

http://youtu.be/XBODdjCQ1-c The Sausage Prince  ! Øystein Pettersen


http://youtu.be/3P86qv1wSHc The Sausage Prince  ! Øystein Pettersen





Kikkan Randall 



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