Getting Mountain Fit – Exercises to help prevent acute knee injuries

Getting Mountain Fit – Exercises to help prevent acute knee injuries

Acute knee injury is one of the most feared categories of injury amongst professional and recreational athletes alike. Join Frankie in our physiotherapy room in the Bonne Santé Clinic in Val d’Isère as she explains what they are, the risk factors and demo’s some exercises you can follow to try and reduce your risk of such an injury.

 

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Getting Mountain Fit - Using Yoga to improve Flexibility and Mobility

Getting Mountain Fit - Using Yoga to improve Flexibility and Mobility

With two months to go before the start of the season, now is the perfect time to consider if you’re ski-fit! Skiing is a demanding sport in which mobility is often over looked, especially in the amateur or weekend warrior; but what is mobility and how does it differ from flexibility?

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And when in resort, why not inquire about our early morning Yoga and Pilates sessions to warm you up and improve your mobility before you hit the slopes? It may reduce your risk of injury and improve your day’s skiing. Everyone feels better if they get the day off to a good start!

 

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Getting Mountain Fit - Do I Need to Get Fit to Ski or Board and if so, how?

Getting Mountain Fit - Do I Need to Get Fit to Ski or Board and if so, how?

This is a difficult question to answer.  Every one of you will have individual needs depending on your current levels of strength, endurance and fitness. Factors such as previous injuries, current lifestyle and hobbies, muscle imbalances, level and type of skiing or boarding that you will be doing will also need to be taken into account when planning your mountain fit program. 

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Getting Mountain Fit - Strength and Power

Getting Mountain Fit - Strength and Power

Skiing and Boarding places a great demand on many of our muscles and joints (please note, we shall just use skiing for simplicity from now on but snowboarding can be read too).  Some muscles will need to work under endurance because they are required to work steadily all day to help support and stabilise our bodies. Other muscle groups need to be powerful with the ability to generate substantial forces and to work in short bursts to help propel the body into the different movements required for skiing.  However, when preparing for this there is not one size fits all.  

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