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Reduce Barefooting Injuries with Strength Training

Monday, May 6th, 2013

In every sport, athletes prepare their bodies to accomplish whatever sport they want to participate in. Barefoot skiing is no exception!

Barefooting puts huge external forces on muscles and joints. Crashes twist and turn our bodies in abnormal ways. This sport requires all shoulder, arm , core  and  leg muscles to be strong. To reduce injury and have the muscles protect the joints, it is important to strength train these areas. Just a few minutes a day, 2x a week will create muscle balance and strength.

We all lead busy lives, but this can simply be done while watching TV– all you need are some weights. Keep a set nearby and use them often.  By strengthening your body off the water, you will be better prepared for whatever happens on the water.

~Carol Jackson