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Mountain holidays, prepare well for skiing

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Mountain holidays, prepare well for skiing

The activity of skiing can be intense and demanding on the body, which is why it is important to prepare yourself physically before going skiing, because even if you are sporty, it is not the same muscle chains that will be put to the test during the week spent editing.

Here are some tips to help you prepare whether you already have good sports training, or whether this is your active week:

Warm up

Before you start skiing, take the time to warm up. Do stretching exercises to make sure your muscles are ready for exercise. Warming up before skiing is important because it helps prepare the body for physical exertion and prevents injuries.

Stretches and warm-up exercises help warm up muscles, increase blood circulation and stimulate the nervous system. It can also help improve flexibility and mobility, which can be helpful for the demanding movements required during ski. We must not forget that we will have on each foot a ski boot (around 1.5kg) and a ski (between 4 and 6kgs) so nothing to do with the weights that we have in our everyday lives.

The thighs and adductors in particular will be very stressed. Additionally, warming up can also help improve skiing performance. Prepared muscles are more responsive and can respond more quickly to inputs, which can improve stability and control on the slopes.

In summary, warming up before skiing is important to prevent injuries, improve performance and allow you to fully enjoy your day on the slopes.

Train yourself

It is important to do muscle strengthening exercises to improve your physical condition. This may include squats, lunges, jumping jacks, and leg stretches. So obviously, you will need to have done this training ideally before the week of skiing that you are going to do. Because doing these exercises in addition to your ski day will end up finishing you off, which is not the goal.

3 to 4 weeks before your stay in the Alps or the Pyrenees in particular, you will need to work on your thighs, glutes, as well as your abs in particular, to avoid that the day after the first day of skiing, you look like Robocop, with stiff legs and aches everywhere, making your 2nd day of skiing a lot less fun!

Hydrate yourself

Drinking enough water before, during and after skiing is important to maintain proper hydration and prevent muscle cramps. Skiing is an intense physical activity that can cause rapid dehydration.

Drinking enough water before, during and after skiing can help maintain proper hydration and prevent dehydration. Even if it takes a little load on the small backpack that you can take for skiing, taking a water bottle and adding an exercise drink like RGN3 or a preparation/recovery drink like MC3 Powder can prevent rapid dehydration.

Prevention of muscle cramps: Dehydration can lead to muscle cramps, especially during strenuous physical activities like skiing. Drinking enough water can help prevent cramps by maintaining proper hydration.

It is also possible to take an MC3 stick, a sugar-free gel stick, with citrulline malate and magnesium, to avoid cramps, which can lead to quite serious ski accidents, if you no longer control your trajectory at the end. afternoon with a calf cramp.

Physical Performance: Hydration is crucial for physical performance because it helps muscles function optimally. Proper hydration can improve strength, endurance and muscle recovery, which can be helpful for the demanding movements required when skiing.

Balance your diet

Eat a healthy, balanced diet to give yourself enough energy for the day of skiing. So here, we obviously come into advice that is difficult to follow.

If you can't go skiing without having a good raclette, what's the point! Furthermore, the caloric expenditure being very high during skiing, due to the cold and the constant physical exercise (just the weight of the equipment to be moved is enormous), we always tend to eat more during assembly.

However, as in all sports, the idea is to recommend avoiding abuse above all. Overeating, or eating poorly (too fatty, too sweet or too much alcohol) will make the skier especially bloated the next day, which is not really the goal! We recommend putting a bar, such as ProBar , in your backpack, without fat or sugar, to consume around 10:30 a.m. on a chairlift, to provide the proteins necessary for the proper functioning of the muscles.

If you overindulged the day before, especially by consuming a little too much fluid, don't hesitate to take a drainer early the next morning to eliminate the excess and be lighter on the slopes.

Get enough sleep

Make sure you get a good night's sleep the night before your ski day to be in good shape and ready to hit the slopes. The basis of all sporting practices is also found in skiing. Without sleep, no performance and more risk of injury.

We are generally not in our bed, not in our usual environment, so we may have difficulty falling asleep, which is why it may be recommended to consume 1 to 2 SDR gummies to sleep more quickly, and therefore be better the next day. It is important to sleep well to perform well on skis for several reasons: (1) Muscle recovery: Skiing is an intense physical activity that can cause muscle fatigue.

Sleep is crucial for muscle recovery and to help muscles recover from physical exertion, (2) Improved performance: A good night's sleep can improve alertness, coordination, reaction and decision-making speed , all important skills for skiing, (3) Reduced risk of injury: Excessive fatigue can increase the risk of injury, especially during strenuous physical activities like skiing.

A good night's sleep can help reduce the risk of injury by allowing your body to recover and recover from physical exertion.

By following these tips, you will be better prepared to enjoy your day of skiing without the risk of injury. Also remember to warm up and stretch after each run to maintain your fitness.

Skiing is a leisure activity, but a risky leisure activity, don't forget that. So take care of yourself, but also of others around you, by arriving on the slopes in good shape and respecting the safety rules.

To draw a parallel with the sea, the mountain is not a lawless zone, but a new space, which must be tamed, to make stays in the mountains ever more pleasant.

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