Pre-season training for the Eurotest

Written by JJC/PDS Training To give yourself the best chance of succeeding and progressing throughout the season, you need to be working towards making yourself physically strong, right now. Below is a selection of circuits made up of exercises which I recommend to use in order to prepare you so that we can make the…

Stretching for training and for skiing

Written by Jake Gough, Element Ski School Verbier “Before any training session / ski lesson it’s vital to warm up”We’ve all heard we need to warm up. But why? A warm up is necessary to minimise the chances of injury. As well as having lots of physical benefits it’s also a great way to prepare…

Get Ready for Winter!

Written by Jake Gough, Element Ski School – Verbier  Training for snowsports is an absolute no brainer. Whether you’re an instructor preparing to tackle exams or a recreational skier/rider wanting to get the most out of your holiday, it makes a lot of sense to do some pre-season dry land training to get the best…

“Skiing and cycling” – The perfect marriage

Written by Lee Townend, SnoworksGAP director, Snoworks worldwide ski courses instructor, BASI ISTD and trainer #strongskilegs has been the default hashtag on SnoworksGAP’s Instagram this spring and summer, the reason being is that the SnoworksGAP lead instructor Lee Townend, has been bitten by the road cycling bug. It doesn’t matter what you do to keep fit, but if…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 15

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to session 15 of our Fitness for Ski Instructor Training blogs. Today we are back looking at upper body movements. We are going to start with a few push up variations that are designed to test your core strength, mobility and coordination before moving on to a few…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 14

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Todays Fitness for Ski Instructor Training session is short and sharp. There are no fancy movements, heavy weights or weights at all for that matter. As with all of our conditioning sessions the aim is to keep moving and rest only when planned, forgot about the number of reps…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 13

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses The weeks really are flying by. Welcome to week 4 of our Fitness for Ski Instructor Training programme. With just two weeks of our first 5 week mini cycle to go we are starting to look at using some heavier weights. As we introduce heavier weights into our training it…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 12

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses It is the weekend! Session 12 brings with it the end of week 3 so lets keep this short and sharp so we can head out and enjoy the awesome weather we are forecast. In todays Fitness for ski instructor training we are using complex sets again so make…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 11

Written by New Generation Instructor Courses Welcome to session 11 of our series on Fitness for Ski Instructor Training. We are past the half way point and you should be starting to notice that things are getting slightly easier. Movements should be starting to feel more natural and some of the positions that are tough…

Fitness for Ski Instructor Training Session 10

We have reached the half way point of our first block of fitness programmes for skiing and ski instructor training. Congratulations on making it this far, hopefully you have enjoyed it and are starting to develop an understanding of what you can do to improve your fitness. If this is the first of these blogs you have come across and you would like to know more make sure you have a look at the Fitness for Ski Instructor Trainingpart of our website.

Todays session is going to use a mixture of a target number of reps but also a time limit. Effectively the faster you complete the prescribed work the longer you will get to rest, fail to complete all the work and you will get no rest at all. Push hard get the reps and strive to get a break each round.