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Shred Ready | How To Get Fit For Skiing & Snowboarding This Year

This awesome online fitness video will help you shred hard - from first to last lifts

Heading out on a ski or snowboard holiday this winter but want to avoid the three-day ache? Or even worse, not being able to shred hard all day, every day because you’re too sore?

We teamed up with snowboarder, surfer and fitness instructor Sophie Everard to put together a free online fitness class to get you in shape for your next ski and snowboard trip.

Designed to work on power, endurance and stability, this powerful high-intensity workout will help you shred harder when you get to the mountains and prevent injury on the slopes.

It is only 30 minutes long – but guaranteed to help kick your butt into shape if practiced regularly.

1) WARM UP

Warming up properly is really important to make sure you aren’t stretching and exercising when your muscles are really tight.

We’ll kick off with some squats, lunges, high planks and jumping jacks.

2) LOWER BODY

Lower body strength is super important for skiers and snowboarders – so we’re going to give some focus to our quads.

These are the suggestions for beginners:

  • Lunges – 10 reps
  • Backwards Lunge with Knee Raises – 10 reps
  • Squats – 10 to 30 seconds
  • Burpees – 10 reps
  • Jump squats – 10 reps

3) AGILITY

Next up, agility dots, which is a great exercise for building up agility (obvs) and coordination.

Do 10 rounds clockwise and 10 rounds anti-clockwise before swapping legs.

Next tuck jumps with a 180 thrown in there.

4) UPPER BODY

Upper body might not seem as important to work out as lower body, but it’s crucial to keep a super strong core and triceps when we’re riding as well.

These are the suggestions for beginners:

  • Press-ups – 10 reps
  • Russian twist – 10 reps
  • Shoulder taps – 10 reps
  • Tricep dips – 10 reps

5) COOL DOWN

Stretching is so important after a workout – we can’t emphasise this enough.

We’ve seen first hand what happens when you workout (and shred!) hard without stretching afterwards. The muscles tighten up and eventually injury occurs.

So make sure you don’t skip this part of the session.

Check out more from Sophie including extra fitness videos, recipes and tales of adventure on her blog, Mad To Live

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