Skiing exercises to do at home
Skiing exercises to do at home. Skiing stance exercises.
In the last blog we looked at Extension and Flexion of the Ankle, Knee and Hip joints.
That exercise covers the lower body.
Now we are going to look at the upper body. We can then put the two together.
As I said in the last blog this is better if you have a mirror at the side of you.
To start then you need to first stand up straight with you’re feet about hip width apart.
Make sure you’re hips are over you’re feet.
Now from the hip joint allow you’re back to bend over slightly to the front. (Do this slowly)
Now lift you’re head up so you are looking straight ahead.
Remember to keep you’re body relaxed and limp all the time.
You should feel like you’re slouching.
Now lift your arms up and slightly out to the sides keeping them nearly straight until you’re wrists are about as high as you’re waist.
(Remember to keep you’re body relaxed and limp)
This is the position you’re arms and upper body should be in all the time you are skiing.
You can now add this to the exercise in the previous Skiing exercises to do at home blog.
This now covers the whole of you’re Skiing stance.
This Skiing stance is used in both the fully extended up position and the fully flexed down position (as we covered in the last blog) and all the way in between those two points.
(This is all explained in the coaching series)
Now once you have mastered that start to do this standing on one leg as we covered in the first blog on Skiing exercises to do at home.
Look out for the next blog on Skiing exercises to do at home where we will look at upper and lower body separation.