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Ski Exercises: Overhead Medicine Ball Throws

22nd June 2016 | OnTheSnow Staff

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Copyright: Tim Shisler

Heather McPhie relies on this preseason exercise and ski workout to build explosive strength in the quads, glutes, hamstrings and lower back. Overhead Medicine Ball Throws are an alternative to Power Cleans or Weighted Squat Jumps. Overhead Medicine Ball Throws demand forceful triple extension of the hips, knees and ankles—the primary sequence to jump and produce power. This exercise is critical for explosiveness—allowing the skier to go into a turn and use explosion to push out with a lot of force and have velocity into the next turn.

Holding a six-pound medicine ball from underneath, McPhie squats down and lowers the ball between her legs. McPhie throws the ball up explosively as hard as she can. Focussing on a big jump and pushing her feet through the floor. Start with four sets of four repetitions for this exercise.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation