Mica Ski Fit

Words by:
Mica Heli

embarking on the Ski trip of a lifetime? ensure it's incredible.


Let's get physical: Preparing for the ski season with a focus on your health and fitness not only enhances your performance but also increases your safety on the slopes and allows you to appreciate the great outdoors. The best time investment you can make is on YOU, so get after it now and make the most of all your winter adventures. 


Getting ski and snowboard fit involves developing strength, endurance, and flexibility in various muscle groups to help you perform well on the powder-filled slopes.

Here are the top five strength training moves that our team of guides and adventurers include in our fall fitness programs:

#1 Squat variations

Squats are essential for building leg strength, which is crucial for riding all types of terrain. Try variations such as goblet squats, front squats, and Bulgarian split squats to target different leg muscles. Focus on proper form to avoid injury. 

#2 deadlifts

Deadlifts work the posterior chain, including the lower back, glutes and hamstrings. Strong back and leg muscles are essential for maintaining control and balance while riding. Remember to use proper form and start with lighter weights if you're new to deadlifting.

#3 lunges

Lunges help improve balance, stability and leg strength. Forward, reverse, and lateral lunges all work different muscle groups and mimic the movements you'll use while skiing and snowboarding.

#4 core exercises

A strong core is vital for stability and balance on the slopes. Incorporate exercises like planks, Russian twists, and hanging leg raises to target your core muscles. 

#5 plyometrics:

Skiing and snowboarding involve explosive movements, so plyometric exercises can help improve your power and agility. Incorporate exercises like box jumps, squat jumps, and lateral jumps to enhance your ability to change direction quickly and handle rough terrain.


In addition to these strength training exercises, don't forget to include flexibility and cardiovascular workouts to your fitness routine. Yoga and stretching can help improve flexibility and prevent injuries. Cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling, or rowing will help build endurance, which is crucial for long days on the mountain.

Limber up with our MICA STRETCH classes. 

Remember to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts to avoid overtraining or injury. It's also a good idea to consult with a fitness professional or ski coach to create a personalized training plan that suits your specific needs and fitness level.

Let's get after it and experience life to the fullest!


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