Core strength is the key to balance, control and power while skiing. Exercises required for a strong core are similar to those used in weight training, but with modifications to fit your needs as a skier. Core strength training benefits everyone, but is critical for injury prevention and sports performance. Let’s have a look at these 5 core exercises you can use to improve your skiing while mitigating injury.
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If you’re about to go on your next ski trip as a recreational skier, or you’r hoping to improve your physicality to enhance your ski performance, having a well rounded core can be beneficial. Skiing is an intense activity which shouldn’t be taken lightly, you need some form of physical performance to be able to be confident on the slopes. Training the core should be part of a well rounded plan to prepare your body for your next ski trip. Have a look at the 5 core exercises skiers can use in their full body strength training.
There are many benefits to working on your core, especially if you're a skier. Some of these benefits include:
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.