Yes…it’s that time again when we all stand in front of our mirrors and groan about eating and drinking too much. Did the holidays go right to your hips? Give the gift that keeps on giving, a gift certificate to the best workouts ever. Let us melt away those muffins and prepare you for that spring fling.
This is also the time of year when many of you go off to hit the slopes (after not even putting on a ski boot in a year) and come back limping and crying. Not our clients. Many of you have returned after going through a series of Mogul Madness classes reveling that you hit the ski slopes like you never stopped skiing. We’ll give you Black Diamond Quads in no time.
Here are a few pre-ski pointers:
Start doing Ball Squats now to build up the quads. Backward lunges are also great.
Wall Sits are also good to strengthen quads and easy to execute. Just lean back into the wall like you are sitting in a chair and stay there as long as you can. Build up the amount of time you can sit.
Seated Leg Lifts. Sit with your back against the wall and lift your straight leg and hold for as long as you can. These are really hard so don’t be discouraged (wimp) if you can only lift for a second.
Seated ABC’s. In a chair sitting straight up (no leaning back cheaters), put your leg straight out in front and write the block ABC’s with your leg (not your foot…again with the cheating). Try and get all the way through the alphabet.
Lastly, remember it is important to stretch. Not 2 minutes before you are ready to ski your first run. Start with an aggressive stretching program now and it will really pay off! If you need help with any of this…you know where to find us!!!