Preseason Conditioning Ski season will be here before you know it. You must be in top physical condition to maximize your enjoyment and performance on the mountain. But not just any condition; you need to be in ski shape specifically. The best way to get in ski shape is to go skiing. However, even if you’ve been mountain biking and surfing […]
Skiing is a fantastic sport, as it works not only your entire body but also your lungs. This intense sport leaves skiers often burning 350 calories per hour. There are some tips and tricks to build up resistance and strength in the sport to prepare for the exceptional season ahead. Increasing Your Stamina Perhaps one of the most important factors […]
You are peering over the edge, staring into the jaws of a 45 degree couloir, thinking, is this over my head? Is this a smart thing to be doing? Do I belong here? Can I ski this? We’ve all been in a similar situation. Filled with doubt, wondering if the terrain we were about to ski into was just a little bit over our head. Most of the time we’re all right and all of the worrying was about nothing. You skied it. Sure. Did you feel comfortable or confident about what you did? How can you push things safely to the next step?
Located in a warehouse just south of Jackson, WY, Mountain Athlete is an unconventional gym to say the least. There are no fancy machines and most of the exercises don’t require much beyond some free weights, a pull-up bar, and maybe a sandbag. Founded by Rob Shaul, Mountain Athlete provides specialized training for a variety of outdoor pursuits such as mountain guiding, climbing, kayaking, and skiing. Dubbed “The Monster Factory,” it has produced top-level athletes such as Griffin Post, Crystal Wright, and Kit DesLauriers just to […]
Jackson Hole is asking us what we do to get ready for winter. Well, what do you do? Squats? Lunges? Plyometrics? Trail Running? Abs? Swimming? Mountain Biking? Olympic Lifts? Cleans? Jerks? Pull Ups? What? Personally, I do plyometrics, abs, run, and surf. The plyometrics likely go the furthest, but the running helps with cardio and abs are always good. The surfing likely does […]