Fri February 22, 2019
Today’s ski exercise requires a keen sense of balance and will work to engage the core muscles. If you can’t feel the burn, then you aren’t doing it correctly! You’ll need use of a swiss ball to provide the unstable surface which makes the exercise so effective. You can pick one up cheaply online or in most department stores, or find one in your local gym. Once you’ve gotten your hands on one the possibilities become endless and you’re guaranteed to see a real improvement in your ski technique and endurance whilst on the slopes.
Mark, head coach at Peak Condition, explains exactly how this exercise relates to skiing:
“This Swiss Ball lateral flexion is a simple but effective way to create lower and upper body dissociation, which will help you to generate better hip angles when creating a ski turn. With this exercise you are conditioning, and creating balance in the internal obliques and external obliques (Which generate rotational and side flexion force) and the quadratus lumborum (which stabilises the ribcage, lumbar spine and pelvis).”