General Conditioning

General Conditioning

For all people, who going to ski for the first time, it is very important to be physically qualified before you go Skiing. Having a good body condition does not only lead to a smoother body motion, this also enhances your Skiing skills and makes them more fun to do. If you plan to get in shape to prepare you on the tough demands of Skiing requires a lot of commitment and discipline.

Do not dare try to Ski yourself into shape, it is possible you only make yourself feel tired more easily and more susceptible to Skiing injuries. Try to do some moderate Exercises for several weeks, or at least a month or two before Skiing to strengthen and to make your tendons, muscles, and ligaments flexible.

Do exercises before skiing can reduce chances of getting injured. Further, you will be able to ski long time and not get tired easily and there is faster improvement.

For Ski Fitness is taken into consideration three basic elements which can really aid you in Skiing- Flexibility, Strength Training, and Cardiovascular (Aerobic) Endurance.

Strength Training

When the time of skiing come, it is necessary to maintaining a solid athletic position all throughout a long day of Skiing. Muscular Strength helps Skiers develop their ability to relax and be in control at the same time. Besides, Skiers will improve their skill of handling fast adjustments in case of uneven terrains.

In order to be a good skier you need multi-dimensional athletic capabilities which involve physical and technical skills. All skier must be able to surmount the laws of motion and force with exact body control and effectively slide down the slope. If you don't have Strength Training, it's probably you will feel worn-out early on and sore the following day.

Ski Sport mainly makes use of your legs, try engage in some activities that exercise and develop your leg muscles, such as Hiking and other active sports. And always focus on your quadriceps, because they do most of the work on the downhill.


This is considered the most important physical conditioning factor in preventing injuries. This involves about the ability of your muscle-connective tissues to extend as far as needed without extremely compressing joints.

It is recommendable to stretch all of you muscle groups for around 20-30 seconds before and after workouts will definitely do you good. Try to focus your Flexibility training on your upper legs, back, shoulders, and hips.

In order that you be ready to ski is necessary your tendons and ligaments around your joints should be flexible but strong to avoid injuries so you must also pay extra attention to these areas.

Cardiovascular (Aerobic) Endurance

This means that is one's capability to keep active on a certain task for a considerably long time. Cardio workout should be done 3-5 times a week, and each session should last about 30-45 minutes.

Get benefit from your free time, also you can develop Endurance through leisure activities like skating, swimming, and Bicycle Riding. Rollerblading or the use of roller skis is considered as an excellent form for exercising, because you would use the same muscles and motions as you would in Skiing.

In addition, aerobic exercises and generally any activity which can make you generate about 120 heartbeats per minute for a number of minutes at a stretch can also develop Skiing stamina.

Nutrition for Skiing

Regardless of ability, nutrition plays a key role in skiing, especially as you adjust to different climates, altitude, or exercise level. Know nutrition facts of each recommended foods for skiing exercises is a great advantage. For example, consuming some carbohydrate (bread, cereal, rice pasta, fruit, sugar) and a small amount of protein (meat, nuts, dairy products) during skiing can help minimize muscle damage from the day.