Essential Strength training for winter sports - by jon

Rules:

Ensure that you do a progressive warmup with dynamic stretches prior to training and a static stretch and foam roll post exercise

Never exercise more than two days in a row - 4 sessions per week

Lift/Press the heaviest weight that you can strictly!

increase the number of sets as you feel your strength improve until you reach a maximum of 5 sets, then increase the weight and reduce the set number and repeat the system for optimum improvements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you follow a regular strength training programme follow this for the leg element of your training for 2-6 weeks, twice each week:

 

Rules:

Ensure that you do a progressive warmup with dynamic stretches prior to training and a static stretch and foam roll post exercise

Never exercise more than two days in a row - 4 sessions per week

Lift/Press the heaviest weight that you can strictly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm not going to lie, this is a brutal session, but if you attack it you will develop some fantastic muscle that not only can lift more, but more importantly recovers super quick, which is essential for injury resistance, improved recovery and more runs than your peers!  You'll burn shed loads of body fat too so can finally justify buying those new ski trousers....

 

 

Coming soon >>>

 

Winter sports conditioning

 

Use your head, wear a helmet!

"Don't eat yellow snow"

 

In one of my previous blogs I mentioned why it's a good idea to train prior to your winter sports holiday.  This is the next installment of training advice for you skiers and snowboarders out there.

 

Strength training should be a mainstay of most of your sports training, whether you're a novice or a pro - yes runners, yours too!  Not only will it allow you to seriously progress your sport, but it will also leave you less prone to injury - stronger muscles equals stronger bones, just one of the many good reasons to do it!

 

You should be training regularly already, however, if you're not, even a minimum of two weeks spent with this routine will give you significant improvements on the slopes, but for the best results follow this for 4-6 weeks followed by the conditioning plan (coming soon).

 

If you do not currently follow a regular strength training routine follow this for 2-6 weeks:

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