Stretching before skiing


Are you into skiing? Then this article should interest you.

Do these stretches to prepare your muscles for the upcoming descents. But do not forget to warm them up before you start stretching.

1. Stretching the trapezoid and shoulders

Brief description of the exercise: raise your shoulders up, feeling tension in the trapezium and neck.

2. Exercise for stretching the shoulders, hands, wrists and fingers

A brief description of the exercise: interlace your fingers in the lock, then raise your hands up with your palms out.

3. Turns to the sides

A brief description of the exercise: turn the body and head to one side, trying to look over the shoulder, and at the same time turn the hips to the other side.

4. Stretching the armpit and shoulders

A brief description of the exercise: grab the elbow with your right hand with your left hand, then gently lean to the left side.

5. Upper body stretch

A brief description of the exercise: close your fingers behind your back in the lock. Slowly turn your elbows inward until you feel a slight stretch in your shoulders, arms, or chest.

6. Relaxing the hamstring muscles

Brief description of the exercise: take a standing position with your knees slightly bent, this will contract the quadriceps and relax the hamstrings.

7. Quads and Knees Stretch

Brief description of the exercise: in a standing position, take the foot of the opposite leg with your hand and gently pull the heel to the buttocks.

8. Stretching the hip belt

Brief description of the exercise: slowly lower your pelvis down, feeling a stretch in the hip girdle.

If there is not enough time, do exercises No. 2, 3, 6, 8. This mini-complex will take you no more than 1.5 minutes.

Author: Alexander Kuznetsov based on the book Stretching for Everyone by Bob and Jill Anderson

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