It happens all too often. Ski season arrives and excited people head off to the mountain woefully under-prepared. By under-prepared, we’re not talking about having the right gear. We’re talking about not being properly “ski fit” and more prone to suffering avoidable injuries as a result. Because of this, the first thing they do when they get home is Google “physio near me” or any other health professional as they suffer from strains, sprains, ligament tears, fractures and so on.
To help you minimise the risk of injury and get more enjoyment out of every run down the slopes, we have compiled a list of exercises you can start doing right now.
There are five exercises here and they will give you a solid foundation of ski fitness, particularly around the legs, knees and hips. We encourage you to do some research and track down some exercises you can do for other parts of the body including your back, shoulders and neck. The more you do before you ski, the less likely you are to contact us afterwards.