29 Jun 2017

Why Split Squats Are Better Than Back Squats

Split squats are an excellent alternative to regular barbell back squats, or as the title suggests, a superior alternative in many ways. The split squat is normally performed with the rear foot elevated on a bench, causing the front leg to support 85% of the load. Although it is generally regarded as single-leg exercise, it […]

27 Jun 2017

Muscles You Need For The Slopes! Skiers vs Snowboarders

Its important when embarking on your first snow trip, or going back to the snow for the first time in a while, to understand which muscles you will be using and preparing them for the impact of the snow! Mulled wine, hot chocolate, peach schnapps, powdery (or slushy) white snow. In Australia it is a […]

26 Jun 2017

Five Top Winter Activities To Stay Fit

1. Ice skating Apart from being a fun and social activity, it’s a great form of exercise that challenges your balance working your core muscles, as well as a form of lower limb strengthening. Be careful if it’s your first time! A couple of places in Sydney that have ice skating on offer include: – The Ice […]

31 Jul 2015

Skiing or Snowboard? Which is safer? 

So with this brutal “Arctic Vortex” that has all of Sydney talking and everywhere outside of Australia chuckling in the same way we do when we hear  there is a “heatwave” of 30 degrees somewhere else in the world, my inability to get warm has naturally drawn my focus towards the winter season ahead and […]

9 Apr 2013

Get Ready for the Ski Season!

As the Autumn begins, now is the time to start preparing for hitting the slopes. Many people make the error of not preparing physically for their ski/snowboarding holidays; this often leads to injury and frustration.

13 May 2011

Snow Sports: Pre-Season Training Part II

The cooler weather has well and truly reached us here in Sydney, winter is on its way!  If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to start some pre-season training for skiing or snowboarding.  Check out our previous blog for some tips on how to get started.

5 May 2011

Common Snow Sport Injuries

There are really only three things to learn in skiing:  how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along the hospital corridor.  ~Lord Mancroft, A Chinaman in the Bath, 1974  In my previous blog, I introduced some exercises to get you ready for the upcoming snow season, to help develop […]

21 Apr 2011

Snow Sports: Pre-Season Training Part I

The Ski Season is fast approaching!  If you’re anything like me, the cooler weather gives you something to smile about as you anticipate cruising down the mountain at top speed on your skis or snowboard.  So whether you’re a weekend warrior, planning a ski week or going to do a full snow season, getting into […]