You probably never thought what kind of shape you need to be in to take skiing seriously. There are a lot of factors that go into skiing that make it unlike any other sport. First, there is the cold. Your body performs better when it is at a certain operating temperature, and snow is not really helpful to keeping your muscles warm. This increases the potential for lowered performance and even injuries. That is just the first reason why I participate in D1 sports training to help me be the best I can be.
I have been on skis since shortly after I started walking. I had to grow into my first set of skis. They are as natural on my feet as shoes are. However, I needed to learn a lot in order to be the best skier I could be in order to compete and win at events. (more…)