Athlete: Team ORTOVOX
Photo: Hansi Heckmair

Get in sheep

with the Naked Sheep Trainingblog

The NAKED SHEEP wants to enjoy unique moments amidst snow-capped peaks. When training, our light sheep is efficient, goal-oriented and motivated – because it is only with sufficient preparation that he can move safely on the mountain. 

Join the NAKED SHEEP on his 10-week training journey and get fit for the start of the upcoming powder season! In NAKED SHEEP TRAINING, ORTOVOX athlete and athletics coach Chris Ebenbichler and masterchef Markus Semmler get you ready for winter step-by-step.

From simple, targeted training sessions and recovery tips to healthy, balanced nutrition: 

Health and efficiency are always the main training focus. NAKED SHEEP training requires no unnecessary equipment or significant time commitment, and so can be built into any ski tourer’s everyday schedule without issue.

One training set includes exercises and nutrition tips for two weeks. The contents are explained comprehensively in videos with images and text. The sessions are published every two weeks.

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Chris Ebenbichler

Mountaineer and Trainingexpert

“If we have a healthy, stable foundation and a strong system, we have the physical qualities to help us in any situation in life. For everyday challenges as well as mountain sports. The ability to move efficiently and adeptly is hugely enriching and affords us new freedoms!”

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Session 1

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!



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Session 2

This trainingsession will start at the 26th of October 2017.

Session 3

This trainingsession will start at the 9nd of November 2017.

Session 4

This trainingsession will be online at the 23th of November 2017.

Session 5

This trainingsession will be online at the 7th of December 2017.

Recipes for your training

Markus Sämmer

Chef and outdoor enthusiast

"As a chef and passionate outdoor sportsman, Markus Sämmer sets great store by a healthy, tasty and balanced diet that’s really good for you! Athletes should consume a lot of muscle-building protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy oils and fats. The best, organically grown ingredients provide everything a mountaineer needs!"

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Recipe 1

Spiced porridge with dates and winter apple 




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Recipe 2

Homemade fruit bars


This recipe will be available from the 26th of October 2017.

Recipe 3

Wadlviererichter (Re-energizer)


This recipe will be available from the 9th of November 2017.

Recipe 4

Gratinated Swabian pockets (“Maultaschen”


This recipe will be available at the 23th of November 2017.

Recipe 5

One-pot tagliatelle with smoked salmon


This recipe will be available at the 7th of December 2017.