Skiing exercises to do at home
In the last blog we looked at standing on one leg.
Now we are going to look at what we call, “Ankle, knee and Hip” flexion and extension.
If what I’ve just said sounds complicated don’t worry. It really is very simple.
As far as Skiing exercises to do at home is concerned this is a very easy exercise that will improve you’re Skiing stance as well as improve you’re Skiing.
To start then simply stand up straight. If you can have a full length mirror at the side on you even better.
Now close you’re eyes and think about all of you’re body weight pushing down into the ground through you’re feet.
Now completely relax you’re body.
Focus you’re weight going down through the center of you’re feet. Right through the middle.
Now. Allow you’re knees to move forward. Do this slowly.
Make sure you’re hips stay over you’re feet. If you have a mirror at the side of you it is easier to check this.
Keeping you’re hips above you’re feet allow you’re knees to keep moving forward until they are over you’re toes.
Hold it there and check that you’re hips are above you’re feet and that you’re knees are over you’re toes.
You’re Ankle joint is now flexed inwards on itself.
You’re Knee joint is now bent and you’re Hip joint is now bent. (Ankle, Knee and Hip flex)
If you were Skiing right now this is the position those joints should be in at the start of the Ski turn.
This is what we call you’re, “Fully flexed down position.”
From here bring you’re knees back again to the straight position. Again do this slowly.
If you were Skiing right now this is the position those joints should be in at the half way point of the Ski turn.
This is what we call you’re, “Fully extended up position.” (In other words you’re legs are in the straight up and down position)
(This is explained in the videos in the Coaching series)
Now keep practising this until you can do it fluently.
It is very important though to make sure that you’re hips stay over you’re feet.
Now learn to do this standing on one leg as we covered in the previous, Skiing exercises to do at home blog.
What we have covered here is actually part of the Skiing Stance position. (Again this is explained in more detail with easy to follow diagrams in the coaching series)
Watch out for the next blog on Skiing exercises to do at home where we will cover the rest of the Skiing stance.