If you are thinking of a heli ski holiday, then fitness is already a part of your lifestyle, but now you need to prepare. A conditioning exercise routine can further help prepare your body for the demanding workout that will happen on the mountain.
Strength. Strength-building exercises, such as sit-ups and squats, will help build the core and leg muscles needed to ski with confidence and avoid injury.
Flexibility. Tight muscles are more easily pulled and injured than ones that have been properly stretched. Before you ski, improve flexibility by daily stretching.
A big part of heliskiing is controlling the range of motion and keeping your balance. Explore exercises, such as a 1-leg balance, or using a balance board and combine thiswith using free weights.
Let us not forget about the knees as it is the most common ski injury. To help strengthen them, try wall sits, calf raises, lunges, straight leg raises and hamstring curls. Even just stretching after each workout will help prevent injury.
Preparing yourself physically and mentally will absolutely give you a better overall experience!
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