The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Skiing

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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Skiing is a must have for any competitive skier looking to accelerate his or her skills. Complete with year-round workout programs designed specifically for skiing, there is no longer a reason to follow a general fitness routine. By doing exercises that target skiing specific muscles, you will be exercising more efficiently as well as optimizing your performance on the snow.

The programs can be followed by both men & women 14 years ...

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Overview

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Skiing is a must have for any competitive skier looking to accelerate his or her skills. Complete with year-round workout programs designed specifically for skiing, there is no longer a reason to follow a general fitness routine. By doing exercises that target skiing specific muscles, you will be exercising more efficiently as well as optimizing your performance on the snow.

The programs can be followed by both men & women 14 years of age & over, regardless of weight training experience. With 100+ photographs of 80 different exercises, this book is the ultimate resource for weight training for skiing. Maximize Your Athletic Potential through sport-specific training and make next season your best yet!

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Robert Price is a first class certified personal trainer and a former fitness consultant at the University of Wisconsin. He is a national weight lifting champion and state bench press record holder who had been featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world. Rob is a contributing author to OnFitness magazine, Gold Fitness magazine, and Swimmer's World magazine and is the founder and head trainer of SportWorkOut.com's e-Training service, the #1 Sports-Training Service on the Internet.
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Table of Contents


Skiing-Specific Training
Introduction     9
Muscular Endurance Training     11
Explosive Power Training     12
Year-Round Program     14
Power and Agility Training for Skiing     17
Preventing the Annoying Groin Injury     20
Protein: How Much is Enough?     23
Post-Workout Recovery: A Must for Athletes     25
Sports Drinks and Rehydration     27
Pre-Event Fueling for Peak Performance     29
Breakfast: Is It the Most Important Meal?     30
Getting Started     33
Warming Up     35
Cooling Down     36
Abs     37
Stretching     45
Proper Form     51
Proper Breathing     52
Recommended Exercises     53
Substituting Similar Exercises     55
Chest Exercises     55
Back (Lats) Exercises     62
Shoulders Exercises     68
Triceps Exercises     78
Biceps/Forearms Exercises     83
Legs Exercises     89
The Necessities     97
Perfecting Your Technique     99
Estimating Your One-Rep Max     100
The Different Folks, Different Strokes Principle     107
Overtraining and Staleness     108
The Declaration of Variation     110
Muscle Fibers     112
Training Techniques     114
When to Increase     117
Safety Reminders     124
Record Keeping     126
Test Yourself     129
Conclusion     129
Supplemental 4-Week Programs     131
Endurance/Stamina/Fat-burning Programs     133
General Fitness/Power Programs     147
Strength Programs     161
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