Why you shouldn’t do just cardio

Plus a structure you can follow

Do you want to be prepared and ready to pull your kids’ snow tube up the hill? Or maybe ski a full weekend at Bluewood?

Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t just do cardio.Working on your strength and power builds resilience and the ability to adjust and adapt to whatever life throws at you.

Your training program should have exercises to move fast with power exercises like medicine ball throws, skips, jumps, and hops. Train your core and mobility to create stiffness and motion in the right places. Include upper and lower strength exercises to get stronger.

Getting stronger is like a cheat code for outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and snowmobiling. Don’t forget assistance exercises to improve balance, single-leg/single-arm strength, or whatever quality is important for doing what you love.

Working hard is great, but a focused approach is better. We know you only have so much time, so make sure you get the most you can out of each workout.

Here’s an example of how you might structure your week:

  • Mondays: Sprint, throw things, plank, lift heavy stuff, and carry stuff.
  • Wednesdays: Jump, move some light weights fast, and lift some medium weights many times.
  • Fridays: Skip, hop, and do a bunch of full-body exercises for a long time (~30 minutes).

To really be prepared, make sure your training program includes all of these elements. 

OR, you could sign up for our training program, and we’ll ensure you’re doing all the things you need to do to be prepared for the activities you love, like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, golfing, and more!

Ready to take your training to the next level? Sign up at the front desk today and see the difference it can make. Available at Club 24 Broadmoor in Pasco