Who is ready for ski season?
Next big question, have you been training for ski season or getting your body prepared for the slopes?
Here are 5 great exercises to help get you ready (these are some of my favorites):
BOSU LATERAL HOP
How: With the BOSU round side up, assume a squat position with your left foot on the centre and the right one about one foot aside. Lean onto your left foot so your hips-knees-foot are aligned. Hop up to the other side and land with the right foot on the centre of the BOSU with your knee and hip stacked up directly above. No need to jump high, just try to transfer from one side to the other and land in that squat position with most of your weight onto the elevated leg. Perform the drill for 30-45 seconds, 3-5 times.
BOSU SINGLE LEG ABDUCTION
How: Stand on the BOSU with your left foot in the centre and the right foot on the side. Assume a squat position and slowly take your right leg away and up. Try to balance for 10-15 seconds. Bring your right leg back down and change side. Increase the time on each leg to 45 seconds.
BOSU SINGLE LEG TRUNK ROTATION
How: Carefully stand with your right foot in the centre of the BOSU, flat side up. Assume a semi squat position with your left leg bent, foot back. The goal is to rotate your trunk but keep your hip-knee-ankle in line. You can grab a light weight in your hands and move it side to side but focus on keeping your hips square. Do 10-15 rotations.
BOSU SKATER HOP
How: Place the BOSU flat side up against a wall (between 50-75 degrees) and make sure it’s stable. Step aside a couple of feet. Push off with your outside foot to jump onto the BOSU (land on the centre) with your opposite foot and push back to starting position, landing on one foot. Control the landing by clinching your glutes and hold the position for a few seconds before jumping back onto the BOSU. Perform 10-15 on each side.
BOSU KNEES CROSS OVER
How: Place the BOSU on the floor, flat side up. Assume a push up position with your hands on the edges of the BOSU. Push your arm pits away, tuck your tail bone and squeeze your buttocks to create a straight line from head to toes. Bring your right knee to your left elbow then return to starting position. Repeat on other side. Do 12-20 on each side.
Here’s to a great ski season everyone! Here is the video link of the exercises mentioned above - The Ultimate 6 Exercises for Skiing: BOSU