The Secret to Big Angles in Ski Racing? Unilateral Balance

Ski racing requires not only endurance, but also strength, stability, mobility and the often discussed aspect of balance. One great way to determine if you will be able to lay it over like Ligety will depend on your ability to balance on one leg in a variety of positions. This is called unilateral balance, and it can make or break your skiing.    The first position is a simple test: […]

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Ski Racers Need to Squat—Deep

Ski racing can put your knees in precarious positions, so having strong glutes and hamstrings will help protect the knee. To get started early on your squats, go deep or go home! Half squats (thigh parallel to floor) work out the quads, but full squats (all the way down) work the posterior chain (back) as well as the anterior (front) of your legs. For a detailed analysis on why the deep […]

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6 Things You Need to do to Get Ready for The Ski Season

Sweater weather is here, #pumpkinspicelattes are taking over Instagram and Halloween Candy is showing up at Metro. You’ve likely left the cottage and are now #blessed with the privilege of returning to the grind. Summer, while not officially over, is sadly coming to an end. The best way to beat the post-summer blues? Start planning for the winter (and don’t forget to enjoy the fall colours, of course)!  Here are […]

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