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U.S. Ski Team's 5 Essential Ski Training Exercises

7th April 2017 | OnTheSnow Staff

U.S. Ski Team's 5 Essential Ski Training Exercises- ©Liam Doran

Copyright: Liam Doran

What's your dryland ski training routine? If your answer primarily involves "pint-lifting" at your favorite aprés ski spot, you have your work cut out for you. However, it's never too early (or late... for you pint-lifters out there) to begin training for ski season. In fact, efficient getting and staying fit for skiing is a year-round activity if you want to avoid injury, improve your skiing and get the best out of your ski day.

OnTheSnow visited U.S. Ski Team athletes Grete Eliassen and Heather McPhie at the state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, to build an exercise routine you can do at home or in the gym. These exercises are simple but highly effective leg and core strengtheners that serve as staples of any routine. 

Check out the exercises below to improve your ski fitness and enhance every moment you spend on the hill this season.

 

 

5. Worth-it Workouts  

1. Band Walks 

Band walks demonstrated by Grete Eliassen  - © Tim Shisler

Band walks demonstrated by Grete Eliassen

Copyright: Tim Shisler

2. Back Extensions & DB Row 

Grete Pre Season - Back Extension with DB row

Grete Pre Season - Back Extension with DB row

3. Weighted Box Squats 

Heather Pre Season Weighted Box Squats

Heather Pre Season Weighted Box Squats

4. Overhead Medicine Ball Throws 

Heather McPhie doing an overhead ball throw.  - © Tim Shisler

Heather McPhie doing an overhead ball throw.

Copyright: Tim Shisler

5. Lateral Box Jumps 

Heather Pre Season Lateral Box Jumps

Heather Pre Season Lateral Box Jumps

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