Deep pow days, hiking up steep terrain, lasting until the last chairlift turns and doing it all with strong prepared legs for the Winter. October is the perfect month to start thinking about the ski season ahead and building up a program that will keep the pow flowing right to the end of the day.
I have worked with a number of ski teams over the past decade and have seen how important the prep season is to reduce chance of injury and feel strong on the mountain. I have outlined a few of my favourite lower body exercises to work on leading into the Winter. Perform the exercises in pairs (#1 and #2) , repeat each exercise 3 times (3 sets) and then move onto the next pair.
This circuit would be best suited to a 6-8 week program performed twice a week.
- Single Leg Split Squat (rear foot raised) – 8/side
- Single Leg Hamstring Curl -8/side
- Goblet Squat – 8 reps
- Glute Bridge or Hip Thrust – 10 reps
- Oblique Twist- 10/side
- Deadbug – 10/side