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Skitour preparation training sessions
In the first training set we start with a simple initial test. This is followed by short strength endurance intervals, alternating with longer, less intense sessions. In addition to endurance, we also strengthen the mechanical axis and increase flexibility – for more efficient ascents on ski tours!
In the second training session, we’re concentrating on your core muscles and legs. In the core program we’ll strengthen and stabilize our core muscles, and in the legs program we’ll build an even better and stronger foundation for our ski tour goals. As before, short strength and endurance intervals will alternate with less intense sessions.
The third training session starts with a recovery week. During this we will combine stretching and flexibility exercises with gentle endurance sessions. This will be followed in the second week by more intense intervals, alternating with strengthening exercises we’ve already learned. This way, we’ll achieve the optimal balance between training and resting phases that every ski tourer needs.
Feel the power: In the fourth training session we’ll be improving our stability and using the strength we’ve built up in our legs. The new strength training session includes bodyweight exercises that will provide us with the perfect foundation for effective mountain ascents. We’ll also complete the last endurance training session, which we’ll combine with intervals and exercises we’ve already learned. So that’s two weeks of training that will give us more explosiveness and efficiency in every step!
Final spurt! We’re getting on to the fifth and final training session just in time for the first snowfall. In the first part of this session we’ll be focusing upon endurance exercises, which we will be augmenting with the strength exercises we’ve done before. The second and final week will be a bit easier: active regeneration phases and flexibility exercises will complete the NAKED SHEEP training. Perfect for a fit and powerful start to the ski touring season!Start now
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