Finish your ski fitness work with jump training

8th December 2014, by Abi Butcher

The deeper the powder or the faster the turns the more power you'll need to handle them

The deeper the powder or the faster the turns the more power you'll need to handle them

At the end of our video series on getting fit for skiing this season, it’s time to get really active — building up the power in your legs to cope with powder and hard skiing.

“As the ski season is upon us and we’ve built some leg strength over the last 10 weeks, it’s time to hit the plyometrics/jump training,” says ski physio James Vickers who used to work with Team GB.
“These exercises are really useful as they train your leg power which is an important part of skiing (and snowboarding). The deeper the powder or the faster the turns the more power you’ll need to handle them.”

But James cautions not to do jump training straight off.
“This type of exercise does require you to have strong legs so make sure you’re well conditioned with the previous exercises in this programme. Enjoy and have a great season!”

Former TeamGB ski physio James Vickers demonstrates plyometrics/jump training

Rob Madden and James Vickers are now based at the Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP), 76 Harley Street, London. They have a depth of experience in elite skiing and snowboarding, and altitude and expedition medicine. For more information, visit chhp.com



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