Friends and students asked me to post exercises to help their ski conditioning for when they visit Summit County.
I work out with a Swiss exercise ball or on a Pilates machine.
Christine Neff of Elevate Conditioning
I’ll post Swiss Ball and other exercises that improve ski conditioning.
I bought a green Swiss ball. You can buy a Swiss ball here.
Lie on your back with the middle of your back on the ground. Raise your head slightly, hands behind your neck.
Start with one leg straight, only barely above the ground, and the other flexed.
Switch leg position, as though bicycling: extend the bent leg and retract the straight leg.
Keep the straight leg close to the ground, no more than 6” above the ground. Straighten the leg all the way before bringing it back.
Do these with a training partner is possible. Have them watch to see that the leg straightens completely and is not raised too high.
I can do about 30 of these in good style. After that, my leg position deteriorates. Tristan does 50 of them (he’s 18).