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Squats & Snow

August 2, 2017

Athletic Development Wales and Snowsport Wales have joined forces to ensure that all youth athletes have the opportunity to become physical prepared for the slopes. And in addition to the ongoing work with our young athletes, Oli Trotman from ADW is giving us some pointers on getting ourselves ready for the slopes.

Here's Oli...

"I’m really pleased to be leading the strength and conditioning programme with Snowsport Wales and with the 2017 Summer Training Camp at Landgraaf Indoor Snow Centre just around the corner the focus of the camp from a physical preparation perspective will be joint mobility and movement quality. The ability to move efficiently as well as the ability to produce and absorb force forms the foundation for the development of a host of abilities such as speed, power and even endurance.

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During snowsports activity there is a great demand on the hips and knees. Strengthening the muscles around the knee and hip joints by squatting will aid in reducing the risk of injury. Strengthening of the quadriceps and gluteal muscles will help to stabilise the knee when in potentially nasty positions during steering and maneuvers.

A well-designed physical preparation program combined with effective coaching and progression of the squat could help the development of a strong, stable and efficient positioning, whilst also increasing the ability to produce and absorb greater forces, consequently reducing the risk of injury.

In next months newsletter we will share with you several of the Snowsport Wales athletes performing perfect squat technique so that you can start to add it into your training programs."

For more information please visit www.athleticdevelopmentwales.co.uk

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