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Bodyweight Workout: Prep for Skiing and Snowboarding

By December 14, 2020Exercise and Workouts
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This bodyweight workout will test your leg stamina and strength while building your core. It’s perfect training for skiing and snowboarding (and you can do it anywhere).

Here’s the sequence:

  1. 10 Walking Lunges
  2. 10 Tuck Jumps
  3. 10 Mountain Climbers

Repeat the sequence 5 times if you’re a beginner athlete, 7 times if you’re an intermediate athlete, and 10times if you’re advanced. This can be quite a bit of volume, so be judicious in your choice.

Movement Tips

Walking Lunges: Start at standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Stride forward with one foot, and then bend your front knee and back knee simultaneously until the back knee gently touches the ground. Your front knee should be stacked directly over your ankle when you reach the bottom. Return to standing between each lunge.

Tuck Jumps: Jump as high as you can, jumping from both feet simultaneously. As you rise, bring both knees to your chest. Extend your legs to land as you descend, and land with bent knees. Repeat.

Mountain Climbers: Start in a plank position, with your hands under your shoulders and your ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder in line. Raise your hips slightly (to create some room under your torso), and bring one foot forward underneath you. Alternate your feet rapidly, bringing up your left foot and then your right until you’ve done ten total “climbers.”

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Jon Gilson
Jon Gilson is a coach and writer, and the former CEO of the Whole Life Challenge.

Previously, he founded Again Faster Equipment, a functional fitness equipment company created to serve the CrossFit community. Established in 2006, Jon took the Company global in 2012, twice landing on the Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

From 2007 to 2013, he served as a Senior Lecturer for CrossFit, Inc., training aspiring CrossFit trainers at over 100 seminars, including engagements in Iceland, Afghanistan, Moscow, Holland, the United States, and Canada. Jon also served on the CrossFit L1 Advisory Board, helping establish policy for the organization’s training efforts from 2011 to 2013.

He’s also done stints in state government, gym management, and consulting — and currently teaches classes at CrossFit City Line.

Jon graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Psychology. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Finance and Control from the Harvard Extension School, 2006, and has completed coursework in data analytics.