NBC’s Today Show does segment on good ski and snowboard workouts

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 22, 2009 5:54 am


It’s nice to see that the journalists in Los Angeles respect mountain culture! Today as I commenced with the morning routine of switching on NBC to watch “Today.”, one of the first segments I saw was their daily workout regiment. However, today was different. It was tailored for skiers and snowboarders, and how we can avoid injury by doing certain, specific workouts.

The trainer who the journalist worked with…to be honest his name escapes me…had a few exericses for us to try. He said they’d stabilize our knees, legs and hips.They’re all pretty simple.

First workout is a simple step-up, one leg at a time. Hold the position at the top for a second before stepping down. Next, do a single leg deadlift, with your upper body leaning forward (I think he called it an Austrian deadlift?).

Then, do some lateral 2 feet hops over a cone. Finally, jump and land on a single leg. Do all of these exercises 10-12 times each round, and do 2-3 rounds. For a more detailed description…since I’m going off memory from the TV…check out nbcla.com.

How do these exercises compare to what you do? If you have better ones, send them our way and we’ll make sure to post them!