I have been talking about wanting to come up with some CrossFit-style workouts to start getting in shape for ski season, and with the first flakes falling in the mountains this past week, the time has come!
Once again, I would like to make it very clear that I am NOT a certified CrossFit trainer, nor do I have any other training credentials. These workouts are put together from my own experiences with CrossFit and my own experiences as a skier who ends up in the lodge after two runs on the first day of the season because my legs are so weak!
Before each workout, be sure to really warm up your whole body, but especially your knees and hips.
Warm Up (to do before any of these workouts):
800 m (1/2 mile) jog
If you have a foam roller, use it to roll out your quads, hamstrings, IT bands, and hip flexors
2 rounds at a moderate pace:
20 air squats
20 deep lunges (count each side)
20 side lunges (count each side)
20 butt-kicks (count each side)
20 high-knees (count each side)
Pigeon stretch, hold at least 30 seconds each side
Butterfly stretch, hold at least 60 seconds
In addition to workouts like these, I am planning on spending time at the gym doing heavy squats, and I am also going to be focusing on my core strength and flexibility.