Skiing is a great sport adventure, but definitely a challenge. Traveling to get to the mountains, bringing all your ski apparel, carrying your ski equipment, putting on all your equipment, getting to the lift, & then finally arriving at the top of the run. When you look down the mountain at the view it's an overwhelming sense of happiness that you went through all those challenges to be right there in that moment. The scene at the top of every lift is so breath taking, unique, & mentally freeing. Tobe outside, on the top of a mountain, & removed from the everything you get excited about the goal for the day.....to have a snowy sweaty sports adventure.
Heading down the mountain is pure sweat intensity, your mind is free & your athleticism takes over. Skiing is a sport that takes technique, physical confidence, coordination, & mental toughness. The runs were a phenomenal combination of pure adrenaline, freedom of flying through the snow, & the physical challenge of navigating the run.
Sweating in the gym translates to confidence in sports & I felt
confident in my physical abilities to take on the adventure of skiing. A consistent, challenging, & personalized workout program allowed me to trust in my total body conditioning. I also knew that having my training program personalized to my body that even my weaker areas of my body were strong & better protected from risk of injury.
1. Leg Strength
Walking in ski equipment, getting on and off the lifts, skiing the mountain all day, getting up from falling, cutting into the mountain, & muscular endurance. SweatTV Leg Exercises
2. Balance & Coordination
Navigating the route of the runs, ability to handle changes in snow quality & terrain, stopping ability, getting back up & restarting after falling. SweatTV Cardio Exercises that include Balance & Coordination
3. Twisting Of Obliques
Cutting into the mountain, turning, & stopping ability.
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4. The Strength In Chest, Back, & Triceps
Pushing myself up from the snow, skiing form & technique, getting on and off ski lifts.
Each run had it's own obstacles, challenges, & fun surprises that you discover along the way. For me it was great to have confidence in my technique, total body conditioning, the ability to overcome fears of steep portions of runs, the ability to fall safely (not always gracefully), & staying positive when getting back up after falling (yard sale). Part of the adventure of getting down the mountain was having the camaraderie of your friends and fellow skiers to share in your physical #wins, #fails, give you a supportive comment when you had fear in your eyes, a patient hand reaching down to pick you up when you'd fallen, or a high five when you Owned The Mountain!
The altitude is another climate that factors into your ski adventure. The altitude & lack of oxygen makes it a little harder to breath until your body gets acclimated. It's important to head to the mountain with a healthy heart from all your training in the gym b/c initially your blood pressure and heart rate will increase to pump more oxygen to your body. Your body will then adapt to the environments lack of oxygen by producing more red blood cells to transport more oxygen to your muscles which makes for better performance on the slopes. This increase in red blood cells also makes for a great post training session in the gym. Remember being active on the weekends and training to change your body during the week are two very different & very important elements in your workout plan.When you get back from your trip your first workout in the gym you'll notice a larger aerobic capacity from the extra red blood cells and more oxygenated environment. It's great to come back from and active weekend and have an sweat training session in the gym.
Create your foundation in the gym of total body strength, balance, & a healthy heart so you can live your active lifestyle skiing in the mountains this winter.
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