Typical Skiing Mistakes

Typical Skiing Mistakes

Below you can read about some of the most typical mistakes that skiers do. These mistakes seem to pop up to some degree, no matter your ski level. It is just a matter of being challenged enough. For a beginner that might happen on the bunny run and for Olympic athletes it can happen when they go all out.

What do the examples below teach us about ski conditioning?  

When training specifically for skiing, we want to assimilate the ski movements. We do not only want to prepare for the perfect ski movements. In order to be ready to save a potential crash, we also need to prepare for the situations where things don’t go as planned and we get out of balance.

The smart way

Want a simple solution? Pick a program from the different ski fitness videos I have made. Following a specific ski training program will help you prepare your body to save more crashes and ski better.

Feeling a little stiff or rusty?

Feeling a little stiff or rusty?

I just got back from my first weekend of skiing this season. A nice surprise snowfall made the local resort decide to open early just for the weekend. I have been good about the strengthening of hips, core and legs as I encourage you to - and even my old...

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Getting Back Into Skiing

Getting Back Into Skiing

Can you get back into skiing after two hip replacements and herniated discs?
These days I’m busy helping a client of mine who is a passionate skier. He has had 2 hip replacements over the past 3 years and recently a herniated disc in the lower back. He wants to go skiing again so badly

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Strength training for skiing

Strength training for skiing

To be effective, strength training for skiing must involve elements of balance to some degree. Good, simple examples are exercises in which you work one leg at a time. This will challenge your balance and get your glutes working as well. As an added bonus...

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Preparation of a ski champion

Preparation of a ski champion

Preparation of a ski champion A couple of weeks ago I had a crêpe and a chat with world class coach, Jacques Choynowski, for an episode of my show Athlete Story. It was during the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang that we of course both followed in detail! I...

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