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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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What Does Grading Mean?

Things are really starting to change here in the mountains.  Getting colder and this is what Beaver Creek looked like last evening with more in the forecast. Hopefully we start out fast and furious when the mountain opens in just … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Cervical

We are now showing a series of ways to improve or maintain cervical mobility. To learn how to assess your own neck mobility, check out our post from last week: http://ascentpt.blog/2014/02/13/how-is-your-neck-moving/ If you are limited in rotation, one way to … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

Another way to improve or maintain your lumbar mobility is the sidelying lumbar rotation stretch.  Lie on your back and bring one knee across your body so that your feel a gentle twist in your lower back and a slight … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

The next body part in the mobility series that we will focus on is the lumbar spine.  More often it is thoracic mobility that people need, but lumbar mobility is important as well.  Often when you have a sensation of … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Thoracic

This week’s activity to increase thoracic mobility is using a foam roller.  You can use a foam roller in a couple different ways in order to stretch and mobilize your thoracic spine. The first is positioning it perpendicularly to your … 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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But I Can’t Roll…Some Exercise Progressions

The other day we talked about how to assess your core function by rolling.  Hopefully, you tried it out, and if you did found you could do it.  But I bet a number of you had trouble with at least … Continue reading

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Roll For Your Core.

Over the last couple weeks I have written about single leg stance and what me lead to you not having a strong single leg stance.   Standing on one leg is a fundamental movement that we need, we do it every … Continue reading

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