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Key FeaturesSki Fitness Pro Training Programme

Ski Fitness Pro – Has been carefully designed to teach you ski specific skills and ski fitness at home with no equipment. Our exercises will translate into helping you become a fitter, stronger and better skier.

Training Levels – We have designed Ski Fitness Pro in separate Key Training Modules. This allows for greater flexibility to vary and build the training, especially when you are time restricted or need to split the routine.

Fitness Options – We have designed the Develop, Advance and Core Edge sections with 30 second rest periods between each exercise or skill. We have also added an Advanced section for advanced fitness users; where we have reduced the rest period to 15 seconds for the key sections. The bonus Cone Drill interval training video is for super advanced fitness levels, however if you press pause on the video this will allow for as much rest as you need. Simply press play again when you are ready and resume.

Adaptations – You will notice that we have added adaptations for each exercise that flash up during the rest period demonstrating the next exercise and technique. We have also added some of these adaptations into the main footage from time to time. Choose what is right for your fitness level.

Expertise

Brought to you by medal winning former GB Team Freestyle Skier and accomplished Fitness Coach David Calder.

Experience

David worked with international ski coaches worldwide for 10 years. He has helped 1327 people ‘so far’ to get fit and to overcome injuries while conducting over 20,000 client hours.

Sports Analysis

We combine cutting edge video sports analysis of expert ski technique, with challenging fun and easy to follow time effective programmes.

Fun & Easy to Follow

The videos are overlaid with key technique prompts and our bespoke ski level exercise timer. This enables you to play your own music separately without listening to receptive chat or counting.

Access Anywhere 24/7

SkiFitPro can be viewed anytime online after you have subscribed on all media platforms.

No Equipment Required

You do not require any equipment to do the programme. Just enough space to safely do the exercises and maybe a mat or towel for comfort.

Who We AreThe who, what and why

David Calder is an accomplished Fitness Trainer, Expert Skier, Sports Massage Therapist and Reflexologist. He has 20,000 client hours of experience while working in London and Edinburgh. David formerly competed as a Mogul Skiing specialist with the British Freestyle Ski Team. During this time he gained Silver Medal in the British Championships and Bronze Medal in the Swiss National Championships.

Sylvia Maclennan heads up the office and customer service team. Sylvia was introduced to skiing a few years back and has now been on several ski holidays. Sylvia has been integral in the development of SkiFitpro making sure that we develop a functional, fun and aesthetic programme.

Dr. Stefan Morrocco is a videographer and video analysis specialist with a keen interest in all outdoor sport, including skiing, ski mountaineering and mountain biking. When he is not filming and editing, he works with elite level downhill mountain bikers worldwide and filming outdoor sporting events.

Meet Our Team

David Calder

David Calder

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Dr. Stefan Morrocco

Dr. Stefan Morrocco

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Boot RoomExcercise & Diet Advice

 

Cardio – As well as completing your SkiFitPro programmes I recommend that you complete 3 x 30 minutes (or upwards) of cardio exercise each week.

Level – It goes without saying that you should work within your level of ability and build up your level slowly. For some this may be a fast walk and for others it could be a two hour bike ride.

Intensity – As a rough guide take your age from (220) to get your maximum heart rate and work at up to (80%) of that heart rate. So if you are 30 that would be 220 – 30 = 190 and 80% of 190 = A Target Heart Rate of 152 BPM.

Bike – Road biking and mountain biking are both great for ski fitness and leg endurance. If you have access to this you are on to a winner. Use SkiFitPro to give you the ski specific training and to build the lateral muscles and core.  Try to build in several interval hills or sprints into each ride. Stretch afterwards using the SkiFItPro stretching section video.

Run – Road running, treadmill running and trail running are all good for getting your aerobic system in check. If you have the fitness to add several hills, steps or hill work this will translate well into skiing fitness. Trail running is great for working your lateral muscles a bit more and also for the foot placement (proprioception) skills and mixed gradients.

Gym – If you go to the gym I recommend (x- training) where you use a few varied machines; A programme such as Ten minutes on the x trainer, Five minutes going forwards / Five minutes going backwards with some 30 second crouching intervals, followed by Ten minutes on the Bike on a (random hill programme) and a challenging resistance. Follow this with a Ten minute Random Hill Run on the treadmill or a 2000 Metre row.

Classes – If you like classes they can be great for motivation and for pushing you on. Spin classes, circuits and aerobic classes that include lots of leg bending can be good.

Diet – SkiFITpro recommends a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrate, healthy fats, fruit, vegetables, vitamins and minerals. If you can be good for 80% of the time and have what you want 20% of the time I think thats a fair deal.

Eat – Try to eat a portion size that is only what you need and plan your weekly shop in advance; so that you have good meal and healthy snack options ready at hand. If you are trying to loose weight, find out your base metabolic rate and add 300 kcal to give you your daily calorie intake. For example if your be metabolic rate is 1500 kcal then you should take in 1800kcal per day. Estimate of base metabolic rate levels: 8 stone = 1300 / 10 stone = 1500 / 12 stone = 1700 / 14 stone =1900

Hydrate – Drink plenty water each day and try to have healthy snacks between main meals to keep your energy levels high.

Avoid – Fatty process foods such as ready meals, processed meats and cakes! Try to eat a diet that is full of colour! Choose vegetables, fruit, beans, pulses and lean proteins instead of pastry, bread, pies, cakes & sweets.

 

On the HillSkiFitPro Ski Training Structure

 

SkiFitPro – Ski Training Structure & Mantra ©

Before you head to the hill complete the Prepare and Develop sections of the SkiFitPro programme.

Stage one Warm Up: (Warmup & Proprioception)

(Warm up on a short quiet run that you can do quick loops, without letting the body cool down)

Complete four runs of medium radius turns. Be aware of the snow conditions and the feeling through your feet. Let your turns flow and keep your body fairly relaxed.

(Un-clip your skis and have a stretch including, arm swings, spine rotations, mini squats, leg stretches)

Stage two SkiFITpro Mantra Training

Stance – Vision – Poles – Power – Edge 

(Choose a slightly longer groomed flat run that is within your comfort zone, I don’t want you to be tested just yet)

Complete one full flowing run for each mantra prompt

Stance: Practice and nice upright tall and central position on your skis, avoid excessive hip bending.

Vision: Practice keeping your head up and looking ahead to where you want to make your next three turns.

Poles: Poles set the rhythm of your turns and become important when skiing steep, challenging or advanced terrain such as moguls, black runs and off piste. Practice keeping your arms out front and complete one gentle tap with the pole to initiate each new turn. Try to pole plant from below the elbow not using your upper arm and shoulder.

Power: Keeping the previous three mantra points on board, complete one run where you practice keeping a strong upright tight core.

Edge: So we have worked on stance, vision, poles and power, lets now focus on holding each turn on the edge. Feel the bite, power and the natural radius of the ski.

Stage three – Turns and terrain training

Short Radius: Choose a nice quiet slope and bring all of your mantra training (on board) Complete three 150m / 300m sections (15 to 30 turns) Short radius turns are where you keep your torso facing down the fall line and you bite in the edges to quickly switch from turn to turn. Complete three sections of short radius turns, this should be possible during one run.

Medium Radius: Medium radius is where skiers spend most of the time. These turns are useful for keeping your speed under control; especially when the slopes are busy or you are cruising. Complete one whole run practicing nice flowing medium radius turns, controlling your speed and working on your mantra points.

Long Radius: This is when the fun begins, choose a slope where you have room to explore long radius turns, without taking out other skiers! Practice holding the inside edge of the downhill ski, locking your core and keep your vision up to where you want to go. Feel the exhilaration of the power going through the skis and feel the skis do the job to create the arc through the turns.

Mix it up: It is now time to choose a slope that you will be able to use all of the turn radius types plus all of the mantra points. Stop when you get tired and attack the next section.

(Time for a well deserved short break, a drink of water and a banana!)

Your training is done for the day! Go and enjoy the scenery and explore the terrain safely.

 

 

IntroGetting to know your way around SkiFitPro

 

SkiFitPro  Has been carefully designed to teach you ski specific skills and ski fitness at home with no equipment. Our exercises will translate into helping you to become a fitter, stronger and better skier.

Training Levels – We have designed SkiFitPro in separate ‘key training’ modules. This allows for greater flexibility to vary and build the training, especially when you are time restricted or need to split the routine.

Progress – Please view the Training Levels Section for guidelines about how to progress the programme over time for your current fitness level.

Tune In – It is important to tune into to the techniques when you are doing the programme. Give it your best and try to complete each exercise or skill in a great ski position.

Fitness Options – We have designed the Develop, Advance and Core Edge sections with 30 second rest periods between each exercise or skill. We have also added an Advanced section for advanced fitness users; where we have reduced the rest period to 15 seconds for the key sections.  The bonus Cone Drill interval training video is for super advanced fitness levels however if you press pause on the video this will allow for as much rest as you need. Simply press play again when you are ready and resume.

Adaptations – You will notice that we have added adaptations for each exercise that flash up during the rest period demonstrating the next exercise and technique. We have also added some of these adaptations into the main footage from time to time. Choose what is right for your fitness level; holding the chair allows for easier balance but you can also crank out more reps. So sometimes it’s good to mix and match!

Rest –The exercises are demanding; so the rest period is deserved but mainly this is to make sure that you have the technical energy and can focus fully on each exercise, position and skill. It is important to enter into each exercise in the driving seat and the rest allows time to get your head into gear, as well as a quick drink of water and stretch.

Prepare – Always complete the prepare section first before completing any of the training sections. Also complete the stretch section at the end of your workout. This will get your body warmed up and mobile and the stretches will help you to recover and to get more flexible.

Achieve – If you can! Try to build your up your fitness so that you can complete the entire programme at your level. If you need to pause the videos for longer rest periods just go ahead. Don’t worry if the advanced sections seem out of reach; work within your own limit. We have the Advanced sections options so that SkiFitPro is adaptable for all ski fitness levels.

Sustainability – Why does SkiFitPro not play music or chat away during the videos? We deliberated for many hours whether to add music and voice! However we realise that everyone likes to workout to their favourite tunes and we can’t suit everyone. We also don’t want you to get bored of the videos. The same music and repetive chat time and time again can do just that! So for that reason we have left the training videos without music so that you can simply play whatever you like.

Top Tips – Keep the volume high on your viewing devise so that you can hear the start and stop SkiFitPro prompts over your music. This is particularly handy for the lying down exercises. If your broadband is weak or you are playing the videos far from your router, you may be better not selecting the HD play option on the video screen.

Build – We recommend that you build up your SkiFitPro fitness slowly. You are best to start by watching through each section completely before you try to do the exercises. If you need to use a chair for balance please do. One of our favourite sayings is practice slowly and you will learn fast!

Guide: You will see that the Skifitpro timer matches the colours of the european ski run grades. The flashing orange and yellow at the end is to represent off piste / itinerary level. If you are finding it tough and need to stop before the timer ends, take a mental note of your grade and next time try to get further. Soon you will be up to black run level and ready for the slopes.

Learn – After you have used the programme a few times you will find yourself in the groove of the rests and work sections. This will allow you to concentrate more on the Ski Technique Prompts and Analysis Screens. Doing this will get you to work harder and it will have a positive impact on your ski technique.

Cardio – We have added some information in The Boot Room section about complementary training that you may want to do. This will help to further improve your cardiovascular fitness and your leg endurance.

Good luck with your training, build up slowly and have great fun on the slopes this year!

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