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Ski Season - No. 1 Exercise to Stay Injury Free

We're amped up for this ski season and want everyone to have an awesome, injury-free time on the slopes. This week I wanted to share the top exercise I prescribe for ski season prep - designed specifically to enhance your strength, reduce the risk of injury, and minimize post-ski soreness.

And if you're in need of some ski season inspo - did you catch the crazy videos that Mt. Bachelor shared this week? Looks like they got over 100mph winds, lifts coated in ice, and (most importantly) an insane amount of SNOW! ❄️

Skier skiing downhill on mountain during ski season

Introducing Your New Ski Season BFF - Wall Sit with Toe Taps 😅

This dynamic exercise is tailored to prepare you for the demands of skiing, helping you achieve maximum strength and maintain the proper downhill position.

Form is key to get the most out of a wall sit - in the video below I go over how to do a one correctly. From there you will add in the toe taps, bringing both toes up off the ground at the same time, slapping them down, and repeat.


Here's why this is a game-changer:

  1. Build Strength for the Downhill Position: Skiing requires a unique combo of strength and endurance, particularly in the lower body. Here we target key muscle groups, helping you develop the strength necessary for maintaining a stable and controlled downhill position.

  2. Decrease Injury Risk: Strengthening your muscles, especially those around your knees and hips, plays a crucial role in preventing injuries on the slopes. This exercise focuses on these areas, reducing the risk of common skiing-related injuries.

  3. Minimize Soreness: The eccentric nature of wall sits with toe taps engages your muscles in a way that promotes recovery and minimizes post-exercise soreness. This means you'll be ready for another day of exhilarating skiing without unnecessary discomfort.

If you have any other concerns or specific areas of your body that may be hindering your confidence to hit the slopes, don't hesitate to reach out.

Unfortunately, we see time and time again that many people are wrongly advised against certain activities by rushed health professionals. If you've been told you shouldn't ski, let us challenge that notion. We're here to prove that with the right guidance and support, you can enjoy the slopes safely and confidently.

Let us know if you have any questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with. Hope to see you out on the mountain!