Winter’s here again 2012
December 2, 2012
Well after a great summer winter has returned and after a bit of a slow start we’ve had some decent snow. I’m not currently the most popular person in our household at the moment after getting myself and wife cliffed out in CBC woods today.
I have to admit that my approach to the ski season and general fitness could have been better. Golf,fishing and fine Grapefruit Ale from the Whistler Brewing Company are not the best training tools for a winter season. However after 8 days the legs are feeling stronger and the skiing is improving.
If you have any lingering injuries that are affecting your skiing then osteopathy can also help with your rehab. I have a wide array of exercises that are beneficial for mobility, stability or strengthening along with the hands on treatment to damaged tissues. Those of you who have seen me recently know that I’m on a crusade to help improve the ankle stability of skiers and boarders and have some great balance and proprioceptive exercises to help. Most skiers work on their core and that is certainly vital for good performance but an overlooked area is often the ankle and foot and as these are our interfaces to the ground they need to be in good shape for us to perform well. I pretty much guarantee that by doing your exercises you will be a stronger skier.
With the mountain open until 20th May don’t delay your rehab and exercise and you can have a good long strong season on Whistler and Blackcomb.