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Pre-Ski Exercise Tips

Published: Sunday, 1st December 2013

The ski season is once again upon us and for some of you this means it’s finally time to pack up your stuff and head for the slopes.

Skiing is popular with all ages, young and old, of all abilities. Whether you are a perennial skier preparing for your first trip of the season or heading off for the first time, it is always wise to prepare your muscles before you go - you will enjoy it all the more without those ‘next morning’ aches and pains!!

Try to start your exercise programme approximately six weeks before you go. Stamina, strength and flexibility are all important components of your programme so don’t leave anything out. Always do a general warm up before you start. Activities such as general arm swinging and jogging on the spot are ideal. Brisk walking, jogging, swimming or cycling for 30 minutes three to four times a week in addition to preparation exercises will enable you to spend longer on the slopes and less time on the medical couch!!

Remember, if you are just starting to exercise for the first time, start slowly and seek guidance from a physiotherapist regarding appropriate levels.

If you would like advice and help with putting together a home exercise plan prior to your trip please contact our reception team for a 30 minute session with one of our physiotherapists.

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