Knee-Strengthening Exercises for Skiing

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Skiing stresses the knees, so exercises to support the knee help to improve your skiing form. Strengthen your knee muscles with the help of a personal trainer in this free video.

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Hi, this is Jason Morgan with Muscleworx Fitness in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Today, we're going to talk about ways you can strengthen your knees for skiing. Well, obviously standard leg movements are going to strengthen all the muscles of the leg and you don't really have a particular muscles of the knee, so to speak. The knee is, is a joint that is compounded with tendons and ligaments and what you want to do to help strengthen the knee joint or knee area is incorporate some movements that are sitting on traditional into your leg workout. They should be multi-directional. So, we want to kind of mimic of the action of skiing and we can do that a couple of different ways. The first thing we can do is simply set a, a step or a box on the floor. And star out with one foot on the step and just doing a plyometric step over or hop over, placing one foot on the step, hopping into the other side and switching your feet so that your right foot, if it starts on the top of the re-box step or, or the box, when you jump to the, the right, then your left foot ends up on the top of the box and vice versa. The other thing that, that we can utilize is a complete plyometric box jump or side to side box jump where you start with both feet on the ground, feet close together similar to how you'd be skiing and going through those, you know, different types of movements, side to side movements with the skis on your feet. Hop and over that box and then repeat the motion back; so, you're getting a side to side movement that's putting a, a different type of force in a different type of direction really with each hop similar to the, the uneven surface of mountain side. Please remember these tips are just to provide basic information. Always consult with your health care provider and a fitness consultant before beginning any diet ore exercise program.


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