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Get set for the slopes with our snow-fit workout and pick of the best local powder breaks
WHY: This improves your glute and hamstring strength as well as your agility, which will all be tested on the slopes. HOW: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent into a slight squat, chest up and core engaged. Keeping your knees bent, lightly jump your left foot across your body, keeping your right toes on the ground, and touch your right hand to the toes of your left foot as your left arm swings back. Come up and go straight into the move on the other side, using the lateral swing of your arms to create momentum. Alternate sides for 40 seconds.
ONE- LEGGED SQUAT
WHY: Strengthens the glutes, hamstrings and quads, which all support and stabilise the knee – a common injury area for skiers. HOW: Stand about half-a-foot distance in front of a chair. Engage your core, lift your chest and look forwards at a fixed point ahead of you throughout. Lift your left leg a few centimetres off the ground. Raise your arms out to the sides for balance as you simultaneously squat your butt back and down until it just touches the chair, then immediately lower your arms to generate momentum as you drive through your right foot and return to the starting position. Continue for 40 seconds, then repeat on the other side.
PLANK INTO LUNGE
WHY: The up-and-down action builds stamina in your lower body and core. HOW: Assume a plank position on your hands, core engaged and legs tight. Jump your right foot forwards and rise to a lunge, lowering your left knee towards the ground. Use a jumping action to switch legs into a left-leg lunge, then jump your left foot back to return to the plank position. Continue, alternating legs, for 40 seconds.
STAR JUMP AND SQUAT
WHY: Builds strength in your legs, arms and shoulders and tests your coordination skills. HOW: Stand tall, feet hip-width apart, core engaged, chin in and shoulders relaxed. Do a star jump, clapping your hands above your head. As you land, push your butt back and lower into a squat, then jump back up to the starting position and continue for 40 seconds.