4 Reasons You're at Risk for a Ski Injury & What to do About It

8th July 2016 | Danielle Shapiro

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Stephanie Levinson gets skiers ready for the season.  - ©Sports Club/LA - Upper East Side (NYC)

Stephanie Levinson gets skiers ready for the season.
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Stephanie Levinson gets skiers ready for the season.  - ©Sports Club/LA - Upper East Side (NYC)
Donkey kick. - ©Danielle Shapiro

Donkey kick.
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Donkey kick. - ©Danielle Shapiro
The beloved side plank. - ©Danielle Shapiro

The beloved side plank.
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The beloved side plank. - ©Danielle Shapiro
2. Single-leg bridge: same as step #1, but as you get stronger, you can hold one leg up in the air as you raise and lower the hips. - ©Danielle Shapiro

2. Single-leg bridge: same as step #1, but as you get stronger, you can hold one leg up in the air as you raise and lower the hips.
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2. Single-leg bridge: same as step #1, but as you get stronger, you can hold one leg up in the air as you raise and lower the hips. - ©Danielle Shapiro
1. Bridge: lay on your back and place your feet flat on the ground. Raise your hips off the ground, keeping your back flat. Hold, then lower, and repeat. Bridges especially work the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings. - ©Danielle Shapiro

1. Bridge: lay on your back and place your feet flat on the ground. Raise your hips off the ground, keeping your back flat. Hold, then lower, and repeat. Bridges especially work the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings.
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1. Bridge: lay on your back and place your feet flat on the ground. Raise your hips off the ground, keeping your back flat. Hold, then lower, and repeat. Bridges especially work the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings. - ©Danielle Shapiro
9. Speed skater: hop from one foot to the other laterally, pausing at each side to balance on the landing leg. This movement conditions the muscles and connective tissues to better absorb force. - ©Danielle Shapiro

9. Speed skater: hop from one foot to the other laterally, pausing at each side to balance on the landing leg. This movement conditions the muscles and connective tissues to better absorb force.
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9. Speed skater: hop from one foot to the other laterally, pausing at each side to balance on the landing leg. This movement conditions the muscles and connective tissues to better absorb force. - ©Danielle Shapiro
Anything you do from a training and conditioning perspective, even if it’s a week, is better than not at all. - ©Sports Club/LA - Upper East Side (NYC)

Anything you do from a training and conditioning perspective, even if it’s a week, is better than not at all.
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Anything you do from a training and conditioning perspective, even if it’s a week, is better than not at all. - ©Sports Club/LA - Upper East Side (NYC)
11. Wall squats: rest your back against a wall and squat to 90-degrees, keeping your feet parallel. Hold for 30 seconds working up to two minutes. This exercise builds strength in the quads, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. - ©Danielle Shapiro

11. Wall squats: rest your back against a wall and squat to 90-degrees, keeping your feet parallel. Hold for 30 seconds working up to two minutes. This exercise builds strength in the quads, hamstrings and gluteal muscles.
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11. Wall squats: rest your back against a wall and squat to 90-degrees, keeping your feet parallel. Hold for 30 seconds working up to two minutes. This exercise builds strength in the quads, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. - ©Danielle Shapiro
2. Side shuffle, front view. - ©Danielle Shapiro

2. Side shuffle, front view.
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2. Side shuffle, front view. - ©Danielle Shapiro