Now that Ted’s won Three gold medals in the 2013 Ski world championships, I’m certainly interested in his summer training program.
Here’s his training, at Park City Utah:
Squat jumps -Ted jumps, with weighted squat bar - I struggle in static squats!
Box jumps - jump onto a box
Glute side band walks - put an exercise band around your legs, and walk sideways. This is also a stabilizer exercise.
2 sets of 20 yards
Split squats - get both strength and a stretch with this exercise
4 sets of 10 reps, with or without weights
Glute- hamstring raises - helps prevent ACL injuries by strengthening the hamstrings. Or do Swiss Ball hamstring curls.
3 sets of five
Back extension holds- for endurance of the back muscles
Overhead medicine ball throws
So, if you’re serious about skiing better this winter or next, try some of these exercises!