Weight Vest Training for Skiing

Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your Skiing Training Program

Skiing with a Weighted Training Vest

Skiing is a sport that requires many different physical dimensions of the athlete. Balance, lower and upper body endurance, jumping, twisting, bending, changing speed and direction are those dimensions an athlete deals with when skiing. Good skiers have one or two of them (hopefully balance being the first). But elite skiers master all the physical aspects of the sport. A weighted vest can help these athletes reach a new height in their performance.

Paying attention to the little things in your routine can add up to make a big difference in your performance on the slopes. Even with a small increase in power, your runs will improve. A Resistance Wear weight vest will not only help you reach that increase in power, but also in speed, agility and core strength.

Today's skiers players are superior athletes. They are well trained, strong and have incredible endurance. No matter if its at the leisure, amateur or Olympic level, the slopes can be a highly competitive place. To get to the highest level, a focused, skiing-specific program that incorporates a weight vest can significantly increase the lower body and core strength, endurance, speed and agility.

The key to effective skiing training is to focus on correct movement patterns.

Training in a Weighted Resistance Vest & Skiing

Core exercises done in a weighted vest should form the basis of a resistance training program. But when strength endurance and balance are more a priority, training for a specific skiing movement in a weight vest should incorporate more assistance exercises into your routine. Assistance exercises recruit smaller muscle groups and are usually single joint exercises.

A resistance training program for skiers that incorporates a Resistance Wear weight vest should aim to develop balance throughout the body even though skiing has a balance and lower body emphasis.

Additional benefits for skiers training in a Resistance Wear weight vest include:

  • Strengthened core muscles and improved rotation, change of direction and compound or multi-directional movement as a result of the up and down movement and lateral movement from skiing in the vest.
  • A supercharged core workout while working on other body parts. Put on the vest and your triceps and biceps workout instantly begins working your core.
  • A safe, but effective approach. The Resistance Wear vest allows you to continue to perform your functional body movement. No injuries during training!

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