Fit For The Slopes
You must be filling quite fit after 5 weeks of killer, hard-core sports specific training drills. Believe me, your body will thank you for your consistency and discipline after your first full-day on the mountains. Today we add to your circuit workout. Perform each of the 3 exercises from week one to today with a 30 second break in between each week’s exercises. Do your stretching routine at the very end.
Lower Body: Step Ups
Position yourself behind your step with one foot on the step. Keep your kneecap facing forward and your weight distributed on all four corners of your foot. Now slowly step up extending the supporting knee into a fully upright, balanced position. Now slowly lower yourself down into a deep lunge position. Perform 8-15 reps each leg.
Position your hands on your step a bit wider than shoulder width apart. Keep your abdominals contracted and your back in its neutral position. Now slowly lower down and then push up to the starting position. Perform 8-15 repetitions.
Torso: Table Tops
Lay on your stomach propped up onto your elbows. Position your elbows so that they are underneath your shoulders. Now lift your body up so your weight is completely supported on your elbows and toes. Keep your abdominals contracted and your back in a neutral position and remember to breathe comfortably. Now slowly lift one leg a few inches off the floor. Do 10x alternating side to side.
Flexibility: Apres-Ski Quadricep Stretch
Stand on your right leg while holding the left heel towards your buttock. Standing perfectly upright, press the left hip forwards while keeping the upper thigh perpendicular to the floor. Hold for a minimum of 30 seconds each leg.
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Yours in health & fitness,
Join us for the Couve Clover Run (3, 7 & 10 Miles) March 22nd, 2020!
RUN, GIVE BACK & PARTY AT MAIN EVENT AND OTHER DOWNTOWN PUBS!
Join us for the 6th Annual Couve Clover Run and celebrate in your festive green while running or walking 3, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities! We will make you earn your post-event party but it will be off the charts hosted by Main Event and other downtown Vancouver Pubs & Breweries.