Getting Your Body Ready for Ski Season

The days are getting shorter, and winter will be here before we know it. And in Colorado, winter brings the long-anticipated ski season. After spending the entire year looking forward to this year’s season, the last thing you want is to get hurt your first time hitting the slopes because your body isn’t properly conditioned. Skiing is a physically demanding activity, so it’s important to warm up prior to heading out.

At Denver Physical Medicine, we recommend spending the month before your first trip of the winter getting your body ready. By beginning a skiing-specific training program, you can avoid some of the most common skiing injuries, including muscle tears, knee injuries and tendonitis. Getting your body in peak condition also improves your endurance, speed and agility.

If you’re looking forward to the upcoming season, try this pre-season training program.

Pre-Season Skiing Training Program

When you’re getting ready for ski season, your training plan should contain a few key components:

  • Strength Training: Skiing requires strong legs and a strong core. Don’t forget to work your upper body as well, though.
  • BalanceBuilding Activities: Improving your balance and stability helps you stay upright on your skis. Yoga is an excellent way to build balance before ski season.
  • Aerobics: Adding aerobics to your strength and balance training helps build your stamina and endurance, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the trails without giving in to exhaustion.

After months of anticipation, skiers throughout the Denver area are itching to hit the trails. Before your skis touch the powder this year, make sure your body is ready. If you need help conditioning yourself for the upcoming ski season or you have lingering injuries that need to be treated, contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can reach Denver Physical Medicine by calling 303-757-7280.