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During ski season what cardio exercises will allow my legs to rest?

During the ski season, one of the most important training segments is the recovery day. The stress that is put on the legs and core body throughout training and competition is very high, and recovery is very important. One of the main goals for the skiing recovery day is to unload the legs but continue to build a cardiovascular base. An elliptical, bike, and walking on a treadmill are all ideal. One of the best forms for recovery is to use a pool. If you are a good swimmer you can do slow, low-intensity laps to continue to work the upper body. If you are not a strong swimmer, just walking or jogging in the water is enough. The goal of recoery is low-intensity activity, so if swimming raises your heart rate too high you are defeating the purpose of the recovery.

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