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Traveling to downhill ski for the first time? Exciting time, huh? Lot's of decisions. To avoid injury, ensure great fun and increase skill level: PREPARE.
You'll need certain stretch and muscle building exercises to prepare your legs, balance, and core to downhill ski. Increase flexibility because even active movers and shakers “stove up” in certain weather conditions. I know, you're excited and feeling it. “I'm ready to go.” You visualize how good you're about to look and feel in your downhill skiis gliding down the slopes of wonderland, right?
Better stretch and strengthen your core a little more. Look good in downhill skiis longer. Cardio and breathing exercises are valuable. Always warm up and cool down when exerting yourself. I'm just saying prepare, prepare, prepare to downhill ski.
Downhill ski beginner slopes initially to gain confidence, balance and skills. Technical instruction will advance skills and help you master proper movement, posture, balance, and methods. Develop technical quality slowly. Better to move deliberately, if slow, perfectly; letting speed build as your muscles memorize the movements. Build confidence through practice, strength and skill building.
Equally important in preparation to downhill ski is equipment. Leading providers such as Rossignal downhill skis are knowledgeable and provide tips and resources for discovering “what to wear”.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|