Single-Leg Dead Lift
Skiing is often viewed as a quad-dominant sport, but load the quads without working the posterior chain — hamstrings, glutes, and back muscles — and you may get a sore back, hyperextended knees, or even a torn ACL. This exercise forces eccentric contractions that will help you execute turns with an upright torso, aligned hips, and soft, stable knees.
TRY THIS: Grab a broom handle and place it behind your back at the base of your neck, with one hand up top and the other at the small of your back. Lift your leg as you bend forward at the hips, engaging abs and glutes and keeping your foot off the ground. Repeat 12 times, switch.
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