“We decided that brute strength was far less important than balance, agility and focus.” With that in mind, Badal and his trainer got to work in the gym, focusing on off-balance resistance exercises that would prepare him for the rigors of shortline slalom.
Fifty-five year old native born Belgian Alexandre De Nobrega decided to make the move to Central Florida to pursue his career goal as a personal trainer and ski year-around. Along with wife, Katty Parent, and his two young children, they now reside in Clermont, Florida living in close proximity to Swiss Ski School. This gives […]
Skiing can be violent sport as you probably know. The strains and stresses put on your body can definitely take its toll. Tired of the pain? How often do you complain about lower-back spasms? The time is now to ease your muscles. Crazy water ski crash shots included!
If you’re like most mid-season water skiers, you probably sound like a broken record, constantly complaining about lower-back pain or tight hips.
Your pullout to start your pass is the most important move of your entire slalom run.
The winningest Men’s 3 skier wowed us for 10 years with his consistent top scores and eight U.S. National Championship titles. Read on as Chuck Forrest tells his secrets: Ski with same driver in practice. With the exception of one friend who I trained with for a while, my wife has been my driver in […]
The ability of a water skier to move through the water efficiently can be one of the most crucial aspects of slalom skiing.
For the past few years, high-end skiers and coaches have been preaching that “you must have level shoulders when you approach the wakes.” Not necessarily true.
For years, common practice for skiers was to stretch before they ski and simply pack their gear and head home afterward. Today’s more progressive athletes have abandoned pre-ski stretching for a dynamic warm-up and postponed their static stretching routines until after their sets. To aid in your post-performance recovery, follow professional trainer Jennifer LaBaw’s stretch […]
In this water ski how to, we show you how to enter next season ready to rip and physically equipped to take your skiing to the next level.