Think of Power like Strength done fast. It’s a very basic way of thinking of it but it helps.When skiing you need power strength and endurance. You can’t get away with just one.
But there is no point in starting power before you have your basic movements dialled in. Basic bodyweight power movements like jumping squats and jumping lunges are great but don’t choose the power and sacrifice the form. If your squats in a jumping squat suddenly look nothing like your normal basic bodyweight squat you need to address that.
Often when we first ask someone to perform either a jumping squat or a jumping lunge their range disappears, they stop going fully down into either of the squat or lunge and focus much more on the jumping portion without considering the basic movement at all.
- Hang Power Cleans
- Power Cleans
- Squat Cleans
- Hang Power Snatch
- Power Snatch
- Push press
- Push Jerk
- Split Jerk
These can be done with a Barbell, Dumbbell, Kettel Bell or even a Back Pack.
For the Athletes, we train we use all of the above, Barbells Dumbbells and Kettlebells. The movements are first taught with a PVC pipe or a wood dowel If you have a broom handle at home then you already have something that you can learn these lifts with!
A great way to start is with the Kettel Bell or Dumbell Power Clean.
Turner Moyse Programmer and Co Founder of Train 2 Ski, Stephanie China Co Founder of Train 2 Ski and Ex ACMG Assistant Ski Guide
Train 2 Ski is an online program designed by Turner Moyse and Stephanie China. We are based in Revelstoke BC we own a gym CrossFit Revelstoke and own and run Train 2 Ski. This is a training program delivered 3 times per week to your phone by an app to get you ready for the mountains.