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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Skiing



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Cardinal Pub Group
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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 9/1/2008.

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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.

Author Biography

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's e-Training service, the #1 Sports-Training Service on the Internet.

Table of Contents

Skiing-Specific Training
Introductionp. 9
Muscular Endurance Trainingp. 11
Explosive Power Trainingp. 12
Year-Round Programp. 14
Power and Agility Training for Skiingp. 17
Preventing the Annoying Groin Injuryp. 20
Protein: How Much is Enough?p. 23
Post-Workout Recovery: A Must for Athletesp. 25
Sports Drinks and Rehydrationp. 27
Pre-Event Fueling for Peak Performancep. 29
Breakfast: Is It the Most Important Meal?p. 30
Getting Startedp. 33
Warming Upp. 35
Cooling Downp. 36
Absp. 37
Stretchingp. 45
Proper Formp. 51
Proper Breathingp. 52
Recommended Exercisesp. 53
Substituting Similar Exercisesp. 55
Chest Exercisesp. 55
Back (Lats) Exercisesp. 62
Shoulders Exercisesp. 68
Triceps Exercisesp. 78
Biceps/Forearms Exercisesp. 83
Legs Exercisesp. 89
The Necessitiesp. 97
Perfecting Your Techniquep. 99
Estimating Your One-Rep Maxp. 100
The Different Folks, Different Strokes Principlep. 107
Overtraining and Stalenessp. 108
The Declaration of Variationp. 110
Muscle Fibersp. 112
Training Techniquesp. 114
When to Increasep. 117
Safety Remindersp. 124
Record Keepingp. 126
Test Yourselfp. 129
Conclusionp. 129
Supplemental 4-Week Programsp. 131
Endurance/Stamina/Fat-burning Programsp. 133
General Fitness/Power Programsp. 147
Strength Programsp. 161
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