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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: Gastroc/soleus stretch

There are two primary muscles that make up the “calf.” These are called the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Both of these muscles insert into the heel through the achilles tendon, and when contracted, cause the toes to point. The gastroc … 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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5 Things You Should Know About Ski Conditioning

With our 1st snow of the season here in the Vail/Beaver Creek area all of a sudden all of us skiing locals begin to think about the powder days to come.  And its a good thing.  The mountains are scheduled … Continue reading

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