Become An Expert Skier In No Time
|You see them on television at your local resort. Cruising down the hill with elegance and grace that you could only imagine having. The zip around obstacles, build speed, and look like they are exerting no effort. You too can become an expert skier in no time at all.
The true to your true skiing ability is training both your mind and your body. When you are physically fit your mind is also prepared and you will advance your skiing level in no time at all.
An expert can handle mixed terrain, different snow conditions and grades. They can overcome obstacles and handle moguls with no problem. They have no problem quickly adjusting to changing conditions. Are you ready to become an expert skier?
More advanced skiing levels are much harder on your knees, hips, and back So you are going to have to be in shape before the ski season starts. Start at least a few months before ski season. You’ll need to do stretches, strength training, and cardiovascular training.
You don’t need to spend a bunch of money to get into shape. Really all you need is some free space in your house, an exercise mat, some free weights, and some runners. All it takes is a half hour a day. Alternate your workouts so that different muscle groups are being worked on different days. This gives each group a chance to rest and rebuild.
Stretches You can improve your flexibility and mobility by doing stretches. Stretches will also redo your risk of injury. The back, quads, shoulders, and calves need extra attention.
Strength Training Strengthening your muscles will enhance your staying power so you can ski longer and harder. It will also reduce muscle stiffness from overworking and again it will reduce your chance of injury. Your strength training should include calf raises, squats, crunches, and bicep and triceps exercises.
Endurance Training Endurance training will increase your stamina and allow you to spend more time on the mountain without getting tired. To improve endurance you need to improve your cardiovascular system. You need to do exercises that will keep your heart rate elevated for 15 minutes. Cycling, jogging, skating, or aerobics are all good cardiovascular workouts.
Train Your Brain You also need to mental train your brain to endure and to ignore fear. Your brain needs to be confident that it is in charge. Your physical training will help your mental state. As you become more fit your confidence will soar and your mental state will be one of confidence.
Once you are on the ski hill focus on your task at hand. Use the old divide and conquer technique routine. Take a moment to look over the slope. Note anything that might be a potential problem for you then go for it. Start slow and build up. With your past training you’ll be moving up the slopes in no time. From the bunny hill to the black diamond runs for the ultimate ride!
When your body and mind are intone there is nothing you cannot conquer. So get fit and get ready for the ultimate ski season!