Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who have a ski trip coming up. Hey, ski season is in full swing. How can you prepare your body to make sure that you not only enjoy your trip, but stay safe while you are skiing?
1) Make Sure To Be Doing Strength Training
Tip number one – make sure you are doing strength training exercises for your feet, ankles, knees and hips. These areas of your body are going to be in high demand while you are skiing.
Action Step: Check out our free ebook, “The 5-Minute Mobility Check,” to help you determine what strength training exercises may be appropriate for your body.
2) Include Endurance Training
Tip number two – it may be worthwhile to also include some endurance training, some cardiovascular training, to make sure that you have the endurance to ski all day. If you are going to be there, and you are going to be trying to ski all day, you have to make sure that you body has the ability to do it.
Action Step: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) can be an effective way to improve your endurance in a short amount of time. Check out the considerations you need to take when doing HIIT here.
Related: 3 Considerations When Doing Cardio
3) Get A Check In With Your MAT® Specialist
Tip number three – get a check-in, or a few, with your local MAT® specialist. So many of us, especially those of us who are over 30, experience achy joints and tight muscles. MAT® will help to make sure that you are going into your ski trip in your best possible shape and make sure all of your muscles are working as well as they could be as you go on your ski trip.
Action Step: Find a local MAT® practitioner area to get your muscles tuned up before you hit the slopes. For a list of all of the certified practitioners worldwide, click here.