Off skiing this winter? You might find it more of a workout than you expect.
Skiing involves a lot of the same muscles that are used when we squat, so one of the best ways to get yourself ski-fit is to practice your ski-squat! Click here to view a short how-to video.
At altitude, the air is thinner, and so the heart and lungs have to work harder to pump blood and oxygen around your body. Bear this in mind, as you might find yourself getting more tired and out-of-breath than you would expect!
Start working out with your ski squats regularly a few weeks before you’re due to go on holiday, focusing on stamina and strength to ensure you can maximise your time on the slopes. Running, walking, and step machines, as well as squat exercises, are a great way to develop the muscular endurance needed for skiing and snowboarding. You’ll be ski-fit and raring to go from day one on the slopes!