Winter is coming, guys, and along with it various interesting workouts such as skiing or snowboarding. If you don’t wanna become a professional and take part in competitions, skiing can simply help you keep your muscles toned. It’s ridiculously good training, which brings a lot of joy and a rush of adrenaline. Not that many activities include the bracing wind on your face or the squeak of the snow under your feet.
Of course, the efficiency of the training depends on your level. For example, alpine skiing is a combination of endurance, high concentration, and resistance training. It has positive effects on your heart and blood circulation while perfectly training your leg muscles. In general, downhill skiing perfectly improves your glucose metabolism and helps to achieve healthy body composition. There was even a survey that showed a positive impact on arterial stiffness, which is a sign of arterial rejuvenation. And don’t forget that along with all these benefits, your level of endorphins increases. The perfect combo: health and happiness!
If we compare skiing with other physical activities, the first one has a great impact on our lower body muscles. How? Thanks to the combination of coordinated movements and jumpings, quick turns, constant tension that you feel while skiing down. All this mixed together creates an unbelievable concentric, eccentric, and complete lower-body workout. So, If you wanna perfectly toned legs, opt for skiing rather than for millions of squats. It’s not that they are inefficient — they are simply not that funny as facing the challenges of nature!
Balance. Not work-life, but your personal ability to keep balance will incredibly improve! Skiing is perfect training that develops this skill: a lot of studies have proved that going down the mountains improves your stability. A stable state of mind also gets better haha! SO, as you can see, changing your gym on a pair of skis is an amazing alternative in the wintertime. Chase this opportunity and enjoy your personal transformation!