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PTS Ski & Snowboard

Physical ability matters on the slopes. Strength, power, endurance, balance and stability, are all physical attributes that affect one's performance. From a discipline specific perspective (Big Air, slalom, moguls etc) there exists biomechanic and physiological demand differences between performances. Depending on the skill-set and abilities of the individual skier or boarder, their training program should reflect these differences. Skiing and Boarding and their various disciplines, require well developed isometric, concentric and eccentric strength, muscular power and endurance, speed strength, and dynamic stability. Well conditioning anaerobic and aerobic energy pathways also contribute to high performance skiing and boarding and resistance to injury and fatigue on the slopes. Follow the Performance Training Systems Golf Program and break through your performance barriers!.
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Benefits of PTS Ski & Snowboard Training  

    What is included in PTS Ski & Snowboard Training?

    Included in every PTS Ski & Snowboard Training package is:

    - personal (individual athlete or team) consultation
    - Soccer based Strength and Conditioning Program
    - Training Tracking and Monitoring excel tables
    - Training videos and other training resources

    Training Tipp: Whether you're a downhill, freestyle or cross country skier, having a well conditioned  energy system will improve your performance on the slopes, on the trails or in the park. While a sport and discipline specific approach should be taken when addressing energy system training and development, all ski and snowboard disciplines require well developed aerobic and anaerobic energy pathways. The energy demands of a cross country skier are different than those of a downhill skier, however, VO2max levels are comparable at the top competitive levels. To optimize performance, you want to model your training (on the slopes and dry-land) after the work to recovery intervals encountered on the hill or trail. The more specific the work to rest ratios, and the more closely you train to performance intensity workload levels, the better prepared you will be to perform your best on the slopes.

    Try these exercises to stick Big Air landings
    Additional Ski & Snowboard Training Services:
    - Personal or Team training sessions (in a Fitness Studio, on the golf course / driving range training field, in a Gym)
    - Consultation with our Director of Sports Nutrition for optimizing your fueling strategies
    - Performance specific Training plans (Rotator Power, Torso / Back Flexibility training etc.)
    - Video Analysis of movement mechanics (Biomechanical Analysis)
    - Fitness Testing - Standard
    - Fitness Testing - Plus

    *If you have questions about PTS Ski & Snowboard Training, click the link and fill out our Sport Specific Training E-mail form

    Nutrition for the Slopes

    Slope Style Nutrition - SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE, Vol. 1, No.8

    Whenever highly talented, motivated and well trained Skiers or Boarders meet on the slopes, the margin between victory and defeat is small. Attention to detail can make that vital difference. Your diet affects your performance, and the food you choose in training and competition will affect how well you train and play.

    A well-balanced and varied diet made of natural foods rich in valuable nutrients is the best performance enhancer you can take in. Compared to doping methods and supplements, it has at least two clear advantages: First, it is allowed and will not place you at risk of a positive doping test and consecutive sanctions. Second, it is healthy and will make you feel better in training, competition and leisure time without any hazards to your physical and mental health.

    No other dietary strategies enjoy the reputation of proven performance enhancers as do the consumption of water and carbohydrate during exercise. You can turn this science into optimum performance and well-being by learning the practical aspects.
    PTS Sports Rehab Training

    Plyometric Training to Reduce Knee Injury in Skiing. SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE Vol.1, No.8

    Skiers of all abilities are at risk of sustaining traumatic knee injuries including tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Skiing related knee injuries may occur when the skier performs a sharp uncontrolled turn, or lands from a jump with their knees too far in the rear (their skis come out from under them), or knees too far apart. Skiers participating in a ski-specific plyometric training program may be able to reduce their risk of sustaining a skiing related knee injury

    As a player or a coach, do you know the body parts you should regularly and most attentively stretch? Do you know what techniques in jumping and landing are helpful to avoid knee injuries? What implications should the association between low endurance and injury have for your training schedule? Do you know about recovery and overtraining? What special considerations apply for children?

    PTS will work with you to develop training programs and strategies so that you, or your athletes can prevent, and if needed, recover from injury quick and effectively.
      Research Corner - From Lab to the field

    Downloadable Resources

    - VO2max Training for Cross Country Skiing - Here

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