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Fitness Tip of the Day: Stability for Skiing

Switching ski styles requires a different muscle group



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“If you’re transitioning from alpine skiing to telemark skiing, first focus on adjusting your balance to accommodate the different motion you’ll need in telemark skiing. The first few weeks will be a little challenging as you try to figure out your center of balance. I used the exercise ball quite a bit—try lateral lunges where you put one foot on top of a ball and your knee in a squat position on a balance disk. Repeat this up and down on each side, as shown above.”

—Tommy Gogolen is a member of the USA Telemark Team and has been skiing since he was three years old. 

As reportedy by Bethany Marzewski.

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