Best Skiing SuperBand Exercises This Season
Ski season is finally here and that means it’s time to hit the slopes! Before you grab your gear and head to your favorite ski spots, you of course want to make sure you’re body is prepared. If you’re in need of some winter fitness inspiration, here are a few of the best skiing superband exercises that you can perform to quickly get in shape for the ski season.
Banded Lateral Walk
Banded lateral walking tones up both your inner and outer thighs which can help you maintain your balance while skiing. (Please note that you will want to use a mini resistance band to perform this particular exercise.) To do a banded lateral walk, stand up with knees slightly bent and with your feet spread apart to align with your hips. Then, place the mini resistance band on the lower portion of your legs and then walk laterally as you stretch the band for a touch of resistance.
Since your thighs do much of the work while skiing, it’s important to strengthen them with some squats. To perform squats with a resistance band, simply stand straight up, place the band under your feet and then squat down while firmly holding the two ends of the band.
Lunges are also a great exercise to incorporate into your workouts if you want strong legs and thighs that will be fully ready to hit the fresh powder. To do a lunge using a resistance band, place it under one foot and then hold on to the ends of it as you lunge up and down in place. The squat motion will promote muscle tone in the leg and bottom region, while the resistance will strengthen your arms.
Getting in shape before putting on your skis is the best way to reduce the chance of injury and minimize post ski session muscle soreness. Continue to perform these resistance band exercises on a regular basis in order to strengthen the muscles that are most often strained by extreme winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.
Winter Workout Routine: How to Stay With It
Summertime is one of the best times to work up a sweat and burn some calories. When the cooler months roll around, however, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay with a regular workout routine. The cold weather and harsh cool air make exercising outdoors almost impossible.
To help you stay with that Winter Workout Routine, we’ve outlined a few tips for you to keep in mind this season:
Warm up indoors
If you’re a runner, you’re probably used to warming up outdoors. A few stretches and jumping jacks and you’re good to take off into a full sprint. But in the winter, you might try to stick with the same habits—a trend which can inevitably lead you to full on burnout.
Instead, start your workout indoors with the Devel fitness Superbands and get your muscles moving and blood pumping before your running shoes hit the pavement. This gives your body time to acclimate and your mind the motivation to get going.
Breakout the workout equipment
If you’re accustomed to working out in a gym, but hate leaving the warmth of your home to get there, then breakout your old workout gear. We highly recommend our resistance SuperBands to keep your muscle tone in check. Because they are so flexible, they can adjust to your strength level too. So you never have to worry about straining yourself. Working out at home is one of the best solutions to poor outdoor conditions. And for those travelers, the SuperBands pack away easily and a warm up in the hotel room is convenient.
If you find yourself backsliding from your workout routine, don’t fret. Do your best to include some aerobic exercise at least three times a week at the same intensity and duration. This will keep you motivated for when the weather turns around.
For extra help, be it yoga or cross country skiing, the Devel fitness resistance SuperBands make exercising a breeze. They will help you maintain muscle tone no matter what it looks like outside!
We always recommend great music to accompany the stretches. Maybe something soothing classical or jazz tunes to get you in a reflective mood? How about something a bit more upbeat when you feel like working out harder? Our book Band Aid is a also great guide that targets certain areas of your body so come the warmer months you’ll never be behind.