While skiing and snowboarding, our legs act like the suspension of a car going over a rough road so it is important to take the time to properly warm up to prevent injuries and overall improve your performance on the mountain. Below are some great warm ups I use before I hit the slopes to prevent any cramps during racing.
Banded monster walks (to warm up my glutes) walking forward in a squared positions – 20 steps
Lateral banded walks (to warm up my glutes) walking sideways in a squatted position – 20 steps
Squat to stands (help stretch and activate hamstring and quadricep muscles along with stretching out hip flexors during the pause at the bottom of your squat) – touch your toes with both hands then squat- raise one hand at a time then stand straight up 10
Knee tuck jumps (help with recruiting more muscle fibers and warming up your fast twitch muscle fibers to be more reactive riding down the slopes) – jumping high knees
Written by Nick Miller