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Old 19-07-10, 10:10 AM   #1
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A level project - improving muscles that are used in skiing

Basically, for my design technology project this coming year I am going to be making something that helps improve upon the muscles that are used in skiing and other ski-related sports (such as water skiing). Basically, I am looking for feedback based on your experiences (injuries included) and if you would like to contribute any of your own ideas then I would be more than happy to hear them. I am also interested in any exercises that you did before hand and whether or not they worked. thanks for your help
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Old 28-07-10, 08:44 PM   #2
 
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I've started doing one leg squats while holding low weights. I had a trainer tell me it would help with the upper thighs/glutes
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Old 08-08-10, 04:03 PM   #3
 
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Hi Billy.

As well as doint things like squats that focus on muscle contraction to move an object. I would also do things like "ski sits" where you muscles are working to maintain a fairly static position, as you would while you are skiing. This is know as isometric muscle contraction. To do the ski sit, position yourself with your back flat against a wall with your legs in a postion simular to sitting on a chair (the knee should create a right angle with your thigh parallel to the floor). Try not to use your hands for support because it makes it too easy. Iusually put my hands on my head so I'm not tempted!

Holding this position is incredably difficult an mimics the burn you feel in you legs while skiing better than any other exercise I have tried.

Hope this helps.

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Old 11-08-10, 07:24 PM   #4
 
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Waterskiing for the first time each season always makes me soooo much sorer than my first time skiing. The lower back always takes a few days to recover!
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Old 14-08-10, 08:02 PM   #5
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Thanks guys this is all really helpful!!!!!!!!! I hope others out there are also finding this usefull too!!! I hope that all of the fantastic things that have been coming out out really help everyone who aims to build on their skiing muscles Really can't thank you enough so far, I really appreciate all the fantastic stuff you've been sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
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