There’s snow in the mountains and ski season is in full swing. If you can’t get out and do the real thing like I did today, try this at home exercise:
Muscles Worked: Legs
Time to Complete: 8 minutes
You will Need: Just your body
- Start standing with your legs wide apart, and lower into a half squat (about 45 degrees) and your arms bent at the elbow and tucked close to your body
- Quickly, bring your right foot in to meet your left while maintaining your squat, and immediately extend the LEFT leg straight, touching your toe as far as you can to the LEFT (your right knee is still bent in a one legged squat position)
- Return your LEFT foot to meet your RIGHT, now with both knees together and bent (in a squat), and immediately extend your RIGHT leg touching your toe as far as you can to the RIGHT.
- Repeat this sequence for 10 complete reps (10 on each leg or 20 total) for a full set. Rest 30 seconds and repeat the set 2 more times
For a more advanced version, try placing the opposite hand in front of your bent leg every time you change legs.