Winter is now in full swing, and I am racing all over. About a month ago I had my first races on my home hill, Vail. Co and recently, I was in Burke, Vermont for the National Performance Series U16 races.
With snow flurries already in the air, winter will be upon us before we know it. But that leaves a few final weeks for many ski racers before that time comes. So how are you going to use those last few precious weeks in the gym? This fall my strength and conditioning coach with the US Ski Team, Michael Bingaman, put together a phenomenal final phase. It was focused on power endurance, outputting high intensity work over a certain period of time. Our efforts were mostly repetitive 45-180 second bursts with ample rest to recover between rounds. This was done in a variety of activities from bike sprints to isometric squat holds. There also seemed to be an insane amount of lunges! With so many different ability levels I don’t want to get too specific with the individual movements but rather the general theme of this final phase.
Hey I’m Isaiah Nelson and I’m excited to be on the Sync Team! Let me tell you a little bit about what I’ve been up to!