Strong to the Core. Build Core Strength
like Olympic Skiers
You may not know it by looking at their funky, luminous uniforms and windshield-sized sunglasses, but skiers have rock hard abs literally. Being able to maneuver themselves down an ice-cold mountain at over 70 miles per hour requires skill and a really, really strong torso or core.
The core includes those muscles situated in the front (abs) and back (lower back) of the torso as well as certain areas of the hips.
World class Olympic athletes like Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn and Sarah Schleper work on developing their core strength all the time. Including a 20-minute segment of a ski-athlete’s core routine into your workout can help you build a rock solid torso and even bring out those chiseled abs.
Try these moves:
Core Workout Band-Torso Rotation:
3 sets of 12-15 repetitions at a moderate to heavy intensity with a moderate tempo and 30-45 minutes rest between sets.
Band-Low to High:
3 sets of 8-12 repetitions at a moderate to heavy intensity with a moderate tempo and 45 seconds rest between sets.
Fit Ball Hip Extensions:
3 sets of 8-15 repetition at a moderate to heavy intensity with a moderate tempo and 30-45 seconds rests between sets.