At Christmas we are all more.... in shape!
This is not only our wish but also a real possibility, even if it is not easy for many to stay in shape during the winter, and especially during the Christmas season.
Winter does not only offer a harsh climate, short days and endless dinners. The winter months can be a good time to devote yourself to the activities that make us feel good: here are some suggestions to keep the motivation to train... even at low temperatures.
5 good reasons for winter training
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Improve performance in winter sports
Various scientific studies have shown that there is a correlation between the imbalance in thigh muscles and the risk of knee damage. A good workout must simulate specific positions and movements of the ski or snowboard, as well as improve strength, endurance and aerobic ability.
First of all, select the best exercises that best simulate the specific movements of the sport. For example, if you are going to face a week of alpine skiing, squat or training with a simulator of steps such as Excite Climb by Technogym are very suitable.
Otherwise, if we want to practice cross-country skiing or skating, the best exercises are lunges or an elliptical workout such as Technogym's Synchro Forma.
The second step is to choose the best training mode, as alpine skiing requires more responsiveness than cross-country skiing. On the contrary, cross-country skiing requires more strength and aerobic capacity than alpine skiing. An optimal alpine ski workout therefore includes a combination of a few repetitions of high load weight lifting with reactivity sprint exercises. The best cross-country skiing workout, on the other hand, includes low load strength exercises with longer repetitions to improve endurance, combined with long aerobic sessions to improve cardiovascular appearance.
Tip on everyone: the sooner you start the more you will benefit! To achieve a significant improvement in strength and aerobic capacity, it is recommended to train with a specially designed routine regularly for a period of at least 3 months.