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Ski and Ride Conditioning

  The weather has stayed chilly and snow has kept coming up on the mountain the last few days. That means skiing isn’t far off and its time to get our bodies ready. The last 2 posts I wrote about … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Last of the Ski Conditioning Series- Single Leg Deadlift

The single leg deadlift is an exercise that incorporates core and glut activation as well as balance, both of which are critical to good, safe skiing. It is important that you are able to perform a hip hinge properly before … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Lateral Jump

This week’s exercise is a variation on last weeks exercise.  Like the tuck jump, it requires control of the knee in the frontal plane and deep knee flexion control.  The focus for this exercise is not on height, but rather … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series: Tuck Jump Progression

Being able to performing a proper tuck jump is a good indicator of knee stability and a way to assess risk for ACL injury. Before you begin a tuck jump progression, it is important that you are able to perform … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Chair Squat

The chair squat is a very basic exercise that is useful for almost anyone. It is also important that you are able to do a proper chair squat before progressing to any of the more advanced ski conditioning exercises that … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series- Lateral Trunk Stability

Last week, an exercise that emphasized postural control was featured. This week, we are featuring another exercise that emphasizes postural control, but this one emphasizes the lateral trunk (side of the body). You can start this exercise by lying on … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Ski Conditioning Series- Kneeling Stability

This week’s exercise is a follow up to last week’s post and demonstrates one way to train postural stability.  The De Stasi (2013) study found that a lack of postural stability, evident in excessive trunk movement while controlling load through … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series- Lunge Jump

This week’s exercise is a plyometric version of last week’s exercise, the lunge progression.  “Plyometric” is a form of exercise that usually involves jumping activities with the purpose of training the muscles to control speed and power.  Plyometrics are an … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series

With ski season beginning, many of us have all the best intentions of attending “ski conditioning classes” and getting in “ski-shape,” but still find ourselves with shaking thighs on that first long run and are barely able to walk down … Continue reading

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Ski Conditioning Class

Ascent Physical Therapy will be teaming up with the Avon Recreation Center this fall to help you get the best out of your ski conditioning.  Ascent PT will be doing Free Functional Movement Screens (FMS) starting 10/8/13 for participants in … Continue reading

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