Do you ever wonder where you could be right now if you had started that thing back then? I am not a huge fan of this type of thought process as it tends to carry a sense of regret or guilt, however, I do think there is value in reflecting on the passing of time with regards to where we were, where we currently are at and where we would like to be going.
Many of you know the importance of strength training for skiing. Whether you do it because you know it decreases your risk of injury, or simply because your legs don’t get as sore, you understand that there are benefits.
However, the buck doesn’t stop with just strength training. While it is undoubtedly an essential aspect of ski preparation and decreasing your risk of sustaining injury, there is another aspect of training that is often overlooked or neglected completely.
The basics, the fundamentals, the building blocks, the foundation….
all of these terms are describing the same thing and are used throughout all of sport and life.
Whether you are talking about the defensive tactics of a world championship team or examining the elements of a Fortune 500 business, much of their success is can be whittled down to the most elementary tenants in their respective field.
Any athlete, coach, or healthcare provider who discourages endurance athletes from strength training is stuck in the past, and doing themselves or their athlete a terrible disservice.
It’s an all too familiar twinge. You are out on a mellow run, feeling awesome - and then it hits...
Pain on the lateral side of your knee that stops you in your tracks. The culprit? Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
When shooting a bow, there are several moving pieces that must all work in perfect sequence. In order for this to happen, imagine the body as a machine. All of the parts must be aligned, stacked and secured.
Bowhunting is challenging, which is part of what makes it so awesome. You must have complete confidence in your physical ability to cross intense terrain, stalk your prey, pull and shoot your bow with precision and then pack out your animal. This means you MUST train for your hunt.