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Each of the Alpine Strength Programs has been carefully designed by World Cup Trainer Alejo Hervas to maximise individuals’ on-hill potential.
From ski racers to recreational skiers (and everything in between), Alpine Strength programs targets ski-specific dry-land training. This means that you will be training your body to perform better on the slopes. The program will help boost your fitness so that you can take more runs, have less injuries, and feel confident to push yourself on the hill. No matter your level of skiing, Alpine Strength will help you take your skills to the next level by creating a stronger fitness baseline for the ski season.
Ski Racing Programs
These programs are designed directly based off of my experience over the last 10 seasons training for the World Cup tour. Needless to say I have had a lot of time to figure out what works and what doesn’t in my personal training and I am excited to share my training secrets with you. These programs are designed for three different age groups, 12 and under, 12-14, and 14+, and are designed to be 8 weeks long.
- Week 4 to 6 is a higher volume training block designed to make the bulk of the strength gains. It’s basically the time to get down and dirty with more repetitions, and more training sessions to get your system going.
- Week 7 to 8 are designed to bring more quality over quantity to the program, focusing on power and precision by doing less reps with more weight, and bringing more pin-point intensity to the program. This last training block is the ultimate preparation for your race season.
Week 1 to 3 is an introduction block. It is designed to build a good solid strength base and learn the ski specific movement patterns, so that the next two training blocks are more beneficial.
For the Recreational Skier, Alpine Strength has designed two programs to be mostly done at home with little or no equipment: Blue Square and Black Diamond. The Blue Square Program will be for those who have never followed a workout program or who have minimal time. The Black Diamond Program is for those who already workout on their own time, and want to train more like a ski racer.
The exercises have been chosen deliberately to help you ski stronger and stay healthy. The programs are both 6 weeks long.