Ski Season is here, so you may be planning a trip away to ski on some fresh powder. However, have you considered the physical demands a week of skiing can put upon your body? Skiing and snowboarding often require a unique activation of muscles that we don’t often replicate in day to day life. So here in lies the problem… going from a sedentary working lifestyle to a week on the snow that puts tremendous stress upon the musculoskeletal system.
No need to panic, by simply incorporating some simple strength and conditions into your weekly routine you can drastically help to prevent the likelihood of injures occurring.
The aim of weekly conditioning in the lead up to your ski trip is to help to prepare the body for the physical demands required of skiing and help to increase the robust nature of the musculoskeletal system. To achieve this certain type of strength training and muscular endurance training can be implemented, along with core and proprioceptive coordination training to allow you to enjoy your skiing trip and be the best skier you can be.
If you think you could benefit from some training in the lead up to a ski trip away, you can book in with one of our Sports Therapist and remember the sooner you start the better the outcomes.