Get fit for skiing
The ski season is starting and it is important to prepare the body for it.Would you run a 10 km race without training for it? Many of us head straight from our office job to 7 days on the slopes. This can increase our risk of injury. The most common skiing injuries include knee ligament damage, shoulder dislocations and skier’s thumb (injury to the ligament in the thumb).
Starting an exercise programme 6 weeks before hitting the slopes can reduce our injury risk. The most important muscles to train are the large group muscles in our legs such as our buttock, thigh and calf muscles.
Try these 3 exercises for starters.
1)Wall squats- slide your back down a wall and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times. 3 sets a day.
2)Calf raises. Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Repeat 10 times. Hold for 5 seconds. 3 sets daily