Before we know it, the ski slopes will be open and it will be time to bust out your best moves on the snow. If you've ever had a first day on the mountain, unless you've been training, you know that it's a humbling experience that can make anyone feel quite out of shape. This year, before hitting the slopes, hit the gym in order to improve endurance, strengthen your legs and enhance balance.
Try adding this little pre-season routine onto your regular workout to have your snow legs ready in time for opening day at your favorite slopes:
- Cycling: Hop on the stationary bike at the gym for at least 30 minutes of endurance training that works your legs.
- Wall Sits: Wall sits are a great way to improve leg strength. Start by standing with your back to the wall. Then slide down until your knees are in line with your hips. Keep your shoulders back against the wall for one minute (or as long as you can possible hold it). Be sure to keep your abs contracted for the entire minute. Rest 30 seconds. Repeat three times.
- Squats on Bosu: Do a regular squat on the uneven surface of the bosu. Not only will you be strengthening your legs, but you'll also be working on your balance too. Do three sets of 20.