If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right

If fitness conditioning is fun you will know you are doing it right.  You will be challenging yourself but not hurting or injuring yourself.  Play ensures adherence and leads to mastery.  Enjoy! Coolboard, slacklining, rocks, ropes, TRX, logs, bars, tractor tyres, balls, tree climbing...

2018-11-02T17:10:25+00:00 November Nov, 2018|

Supercompensation

You do not get the benefits of training from the training. You get the benefits of training from the recovery afterwards. Training is simply a stimulus for the body to respond to. Training actually breaks down the muscle, injuring and micro-tearing the muscle fibres. The intensity you train at and the current state your body [...]

2018-09-06T12:19:00+00:00 September Sep, 2018|

Stretching

Ski Specific Stretching Generally I would recommend a postural assessment to find out your long muscles and find out your short muscles before starting a ski fitness training programme. If you think of your body as a bicycle wheel, the aim is to make sure the spokes are all the right length: not too short [...]

2018-01-17T09:28:19+00:00 January Jan, 2018|

Core & Back Strength

“a bad back is a weak core” Rather than use the terms core stability or back care I’d rather talk about the strength of both. There is nothing wrong with caring for your back or a stable core but it gives the wrong impression of how the body really works. The best core exercises are [...]

2017-11-29T10:30:48+00:00 November Nov, 2017|

Biomechanical & Physiological Assessment

by Amy Marwick If skiing is important to you and if, like me, it’s part of your career, then it’s likely your body and your health is important to you too. After taking a season out and doing a lot of yoga, I realised I needed to get back into ski shape for the upcoming [...]

2017-11-21T15:19:48+00:00 November Nov, 2017|

Olympic Lifting

     Pros improves strength, power, acceleration, speed = sports specific very functional (centre of gravity, base of support, inner and outer core integration, motor patterns) = human specific great assessment tool good training in pre and early season great for fat loss Cons trains one plane of motion the saggital (forward and backward) and not [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 October Oct, 2017|

Periodisation – 3-5 month training time

Start now! “Periodisation is all about maximising the results of training. By effectively varying the timing and intensity of workouts, athletes will achieve the greatest gains in strength, speed, power and endurance.” – Tudor Bompa, Olympic Coach & Periodisation Expert The main reason for the skifitness programme and the key to your success is the concept [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 September Sep, 2017|

Technique, Technique, Technique

Technique is everything when it comes to weight training. Yes, you want to work to failure, you want high intensity, but not at the cost of technique. Working to failure, is working to your maximum, it is failure when you cannot lift anymore, cannot perform or complete anymore repetitions of that exercise at that weight. [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 August Aug, 2017|

Workshop dates announced

Ski Fitness, the snowsport specific, physical conditioning assessment and programming company, have announced the weekend of 16th/17th September 2017 for its first series of ski fitness workshops taking place in Surrey. Performance Director, Ollie Martin says “We wanted an accessible opportunity for instructors and athletes to learn some of the detailed requirements for a professional [...]

2017-11-05T12:19:03+00:00 June Jun, 2017|

Pain Teacher

The pain teacher is one of the best teachers I’ve met. Do not mess around, daydream, or skip her classes or you’ll never reach your full potential, resulting in, ’Could do better’ reports all round! Even worse is to do what most people do, and ignore the pain teacher by taking ‘treatments’ to muffle her. [...]

2017-03-30T07:03:39+00:00 March Mar, 2017|