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What are good forms of cross training for skiing?

Skiing demands a lot of lower body strength, flexibility, balance, and good core strength. Cardiovascular training for skiing is usually focused on doing a lot of runs down the hill. This is very effective since it is training for the specific skills of the sport, but cross-training for any sport is important so that you don't encounter any overuse injuries. The change in exercise can help with your focus when doing the conditioning. When looking at equipment that will help with the leg strength and the cardiovascular intensity needed for skiing, start with stair machines and versa climbers. Both can be used for high-intensity intervals that will focus on strength as well as cardio conditioning.

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