3 Core Strengthening Exercises for Ski & Snowboard Season
Ski and snowboarding season is fast approaching! Our physiotherapist, Jack Liney, shows you three core strengthening exercises to help reduce your risk of injury while out on the slopes. Watch the video to learn the benefits of each exercise.
**Disclaimer: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
1. Kettlebell Roundswings
Grip the corner handles of the kettlebell. Keep your arms straight. Align your knees, hips and feet. As you release your left hand, swing your body to the right and vice versa. Control the movement with your core. Maintain a smooth, circular motion.
2. Pulley Chops
Split kneeling position. Cable machine to the right. Keep your back straight. Align your shoulders, knees and hips. Grasp the handle with straight arms. Engage your core. Pull the cables down across your body in a smooth motion, bending elbows. Keep the cables as close to your body. Return to starting position.
3. Heel Reaches
Lie on your back with arms by your side, palms facing down. Knees bent. Feet flat on the floor. Neck relaxed. Knees, ankles and hips in line. Engage your core to raise your shoulders and upper back up off the floor, keeping neck and spine in neutral position reach down with hands as far as possible towards your heels and return to starting position.