6 resistance band exercises for building muscle to help you prepare for cross-country skiing
Downhill isn't the only direction you can ski in. If you're looking for a sport that will improve your endurance, strengthen your muscles and burn a lot of calories at the same time, then cross-country skiing is the perfect choice. Prepare your body with muscle-building exercises for cross-country skiing in order to avoid injury.
When doing strength training for cross-country skiing, do three sets of each exercise. Keep the break time in between at 30-60 seconds.
2-3 times a week
For best results, do these muscle-building exercises for cross-country skiing 2-3 times a week.
Attach the MULTI BAND in front of you at a height of about one meter. Get into a half-kneeling stance. Grasp the MULTI BAND with the hand on the same side as your knee. Pull the arm back close to the body. Slowly move the arm forward again.
Attach the MULTI BAND to a fixed object behind you. Reach into the MULTI BAND with one hand. Your hand is at the level of your rib cage on the side of your body. Push your hand with the MULTI BAND straight forward. Move your arm back to the starting position.
Place the MULTI BAND on a solid object. Get into a lunge position. Position the MULTI BAND over your front knee. The pull of the band comes from the side of the back leg. Lower your hips. Come back to the starting position.
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