How to get fir for the ski season… Part 4 – Cardio & Flexibilty
If your alignment is right your body works so efficiently you can get away with a lower level of cardiovascular fitness. However, for those of us still on the path to perfection, interval training is the most efficient cardiovascular training, and it makes sense to do this using some of the muscles used in skiing, like cycling or a step machine. Remember to build up slowly and incrementally.
You’ll be glad to hear skiing does not need you to be too flexible – you only tend to need flexibility if, or rather when, you fall over. Some people might have particular muscle groups that are tight, often it’s the calfs and hips. It’s useful to stretch these areas out but remember never do static stretching before exercise – dynamic stretching is vastly superior.