Perfect your position
Some of the most important ski exercises to do at home are all about getting your body used to the correct skiing or boarding position. It can feel unnatural at first, but nailing your position will not only encourage your body to work as efficiently as possible, it’ll also reduce your chances of injury. And there’s nothing worse than being out of action during your holiday! Nothing.
Some useful exercises
• Knee position - Your knees should always be bent while skiing or boarding, as this will help you balance and carve through the snow. If you imagine a vertical line coming down to the floor from your kneecap, it should fall between your second and third toe. Many people find their kneecaps turn inwards, so practice getting in to the right knee position with your kneecaps facing forwards.
• Pelvis position - For your back, hips and core to work optimally, you want to achieve a neutral pelvis position – no sticking that bum out or tucking it too far under. The best way to practice finding this neutral position is to stick your bum out as far as you can, then tuck it under as far as you can, before finding a comfortable midway point. The more you practice finding and holding this neutral position, the more natural it becomes.