Stretching for Skiers
Stretching all parts of the body is crucial before any workout, and skiing is no exception. Before heading for the lift, you may want to pay particular attention to these certain areas by doing yoga or pilates stretches:
- THIGH MUSCLES: Your upper legs work like shock absorbers in skiing. By stretching your quadriceps (front of thighs) and hamstrings (back of thighs), your body will be better prepared to handle bumps and mogels.
- SHOULDERS: Stretches can help improve shoulder rotation and overall performance.
- HIPS: Because they rotate the lower body, flexible hips are critical.