Exercises to Get Conditioned for the Slopes
Mardi Gras season is less than two months away, and many locals will pack their bags and head north for the slopes! Now is the time to get properly conditioned to prevent injury. Cardiovascular exercise and leg strengthening are a “must” before your trip. You’re never to old to ski; you just have to properly prepare for it. Watch Rich demonstrate some exercises that will get you ready for your next ski trip.
Here are some tips to help make it a great, injury-free trip:
- Add plenty of cardio to your routine. The air is thin. It’s hard to get oxygen to your muscles. Running, walking or other aerobic activity will help get your cardiovascular system primed for the trip.
- Strength training is crucial, especially for your core and legs. Muscle fatigue will reduce your performance. Lunges, step-ups or leg presses are all excellent exercises for ski training.
- Brush up on your ski fundamentals. YouTube has some great tutorials to get you ready for the slopes!
Let our team of experts guide you through the best exercises to improve your endurance and performance on the ski slope. Invest in your health and make your 2020 ski trip a successful, injury-free one! Call 504.841.0150 today to schedule your PT appointment today! No referral required!