2. Great Exercises for Skiing: Carry Something Heavy
Are you wondering why carrying something heavy would be great for skiing?
Skis aren't that heavy. Maybe a few kilograms. Your handbag probably weighs more.
But, remember you'll be carrying your skis for a while, trussed up in your ski gear, wearing ski boots and trudging through snow. Believe me when I say they soon before the heaviest things you've ever had to lift.
So how do you prepare for that?
Well, carry something heavy. And, preferably, awkward.
Kettlebells, sandbags, punch bags, water balls, weight plates, kegs, tyres. Anything you can get you hands on.
Carry them how?
It doesn't really matter.
Make sure your core is embraced, your shoulders are back and down (away from your ears) and you're good to go.
Carry them by your side for a farmers walk, single hand or double. Carry them overhead for a waiters walk, again single hand or double. Or just hug them to your chest. The important thing is that you activate the right muscle groups, your lats. And you do that by taking heed of the points above.
Carry them for a given distance, end of your driveway and back, or time. Rest for 30 seconds and repeat.
If you haven't got room to move that far, just hold them. Static holds can be tougher than moving, because you've got nothing else to focus on.