Skiing exercises to do at home
There are some Skiing exercises to do at home that will greatly improve you’re skiing.
If you’re next skiing holiday is in January or February next year you have a good 6 or 7 months to do them and it will make a big difference when you hit the slopes.
If you think about Skiing logically we are putting all our weight, (Or pressure as I prefer to call it) onto the outside Ski.
It follows then that all the time we are Skiing we have all of our weight, (or pressure) pushing down through one foot or the other.
That means we have to be able to balance on one leg or the other.
Understanding this and being able to do this is in my opinion the single most important thing to master in Skiing.
The first of the Skiing exercises to do at home then is to stand on one leg.
Get into the habit of doing it. Stand on one leg while doing the ironing or the washing up or pegging the washing out on the line.
Get the family to do it and make it a fun thing. See who can do it the longest.
Learn to be able to stand on one leg for prolonged periods of time. Get so you can do it without thinking about it.
If you can stand on one leg or the other for at least 4 seconds without thinking about it you will not believe the difference when you next hit the slopes.
As I said before, when you’re making a turn you have all you’re weight on the outside Ski.
You should be able to completely lift the inside Ski off the snow during the turn.
That is after all how you get from Snow plough turning to Parallel Skiing.
Watch out for the next of the Skiing exercises to do at home in the next blog.