Three Exercises For Strengthening Your Inside Half
When it comes to stability in the gates, the focus tends to be on the outside ski, but the inside half is equally as important. A strong inside half means good interior core stability and the ability to keep your upper body level. This translates to better control and transitional movements on snow.
Exercise #1: Single Leg Hip Hikes
For this exercise you will need a small box to step up on.
Start with one leg on the small box and lower the other foot to the ground which will change your hip angle. It is a small movement but can improve your single leg balance which will help you keep connection with the outside ski.
This exercise helps with your hip mobility and stability. Do 3 sets of 10 Single Legs Hip Hikes each side.
Exercise #2: Low To High Cable Pulls
For this exercise you will need a cable or band and a small box.
Have the cable or band anchored low and place one leg up on a box, then pull the band or cable up and across your body.
This exercise is great for strengthening your hips, trunk, and core as well as your chest and shoulders. Do 3 sets of 10 Low To High Cable Pulls each side.
Exercise #3: Side Plank Clamshells
For this exercise you will need a mat.
Start off by lying on your side and resting on your elbow with a 90 degree bend in your knees. Roll up into a plank and lift your upper leg up and down.
This will target your side core and glutes while strengthening your trunk stability. For more difficulty you can touch your knee to your elbow. Do 3 sets of 10 Side Plank Clamshells each side.
Super set each exercise to help you strengthen your inside half.
*All how-to information was provided by Martin Guyer and Momentum Movement