GETTING READY TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD
by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute
Families and friends will soon be hitting the slopes in record numbers. Many have already set aside time in their schedule and made reservations. Unfortunately, not as many have been physically getting ready to ski and snowboard. It is vital to prepare the body for the rigors of skiing or snowboarding for an entire day not to mention several days in a row. Lack of physical training can increase the risk of injury that may sideline athletes for weeks and even months.
While the sports are completely different, getting ready to ski and snowboard focus on similar preparation steps. When developing a training regimen for the upcoming season, plan on starting the program at least 6 weeks prior to departure. It would be ideal to have 8-10 weeks to better prepare the musculoskeletal system for the rigors of skiing or snowboarding down a bumpy slope at a high speed. In most cases, their cardiovascular system can be prepared in 4-6 weeks with proper training activities, but the muscles and joints need more time.
ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine locations in Alexandria , Fairfax / FairOaks, Falls Church, Herndon / Reston, Leesburg / Lansdowne and Tysons / Vienna is offering Free Assessments of your current physical condition and offering suggestions on how to get ready to ski and snow board. Please call ACE PT today at 703-205-1233 to set up your appointment. ** Be sure to mention that you would like to schedule a FREE ASSESSMENT **.
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