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To skiers and riders who seriously want to keep sliding for as long as possible…

Discover how to Train Smarter to Save Your Knees

To skiers and riders who seriously want to keep sliding for as long as possible…

Discover how to Train Smarter to Save Your Knees

Become Stronger, More Balanced, and More Resilient

so you can keep skiing or riding for as long as possible, without Knee Problems Getting in your way.

Years of skiing, snowboarding, and being active in the outdoors can be hard on your knees. And aging in a sport that requires such a physical demand can be daunting…

You might already have knee pain, soreness, or stiffness… Maybe you’ve had surgery for a torn ACL or joint replacement… Or maybe you haven’t had any knee problems, and you want to keep it that way.

Well, the reality is this:
Whether you get 1 or 100 days on snow per season…

Your knees do NOT protect themselves

Think about it….Knees have to be able to handle a lot of force during everyday activities. If there’s imbalance or a deficit somewhere in the chain, then you’re probably compensating in some way. Those compensations accumulate over time and lead to dysfunction that slowly wears down your joints, or makes you more susceptible to injury.

It’s critical that you figure out your (hidden) imbalances and start moving better.

Are you doing this??

If you’re just biking, lifting weights, or doing yoga to prepare for hitting the slopes, then you’re leaving a lot to chance…and you’re not maximizing your potential.

Skiing and snowboarding are rotational sports that require stability in multiple planes. Exercises that involve controlled movement, balance, and functional strengthening from your core to your feet, known as neuromuscular training, will help you bulletproof your knees for the season of your dreams.

Doing the right exercises, the right way,

is the absolute best way to protect your knees and prevent injuries, so you add years to your career on the snow

Exercise is proven

to reduce knee and leg injuries, including torn ACLs, by 50-67%, in various sports, ages, genders, and skill levels!

With the devastating impact that an ACL injury brings (reconstructive surgery, intense rehab, high risk of re-injury, and nearly-inevitable arthritis), researchers have invested massive amounts of time and money into finding ways to prevent ACL injuries. The results are SOLID. Exercise works.

Experts agree that neuromuscular training is highly effective and these injury prevention programs are under-utilized.

“Yeah, but ACL injuries in skiing are different…”

If you’re wondering if this can really help in snowsports, check this out…

A 2020 study on competitive alpine ski racers showed a 45% reduction in ACL injuries with the implementation of a neuromuscular training program for injury prevention! They focused on improving strength and control through the core and across both legs, because skiing is a bilateral sport. (Westin et al)

You might still be thinking that there’s nothing you can do to stop a sudden twist on skis that tears the ligaments.

Maybe some injuries can’t be prevented, but some of them definitely can!

Think about this…

If you have the strength, control, and awareness to quickly engage the right muscles and get out of a dangerous position before injury occurs, that can be the difference between a season-ending ACL injury or just a minor irritation and no time lost.

WHICH WOULD YOU PREFER? 

“Yeah, but skiing injuries are different…”

If you’re wondering if this can help snow-skiers in particular, check this out…

A 2020 study on competitive alpine ski racers showed a 45% reduction in ACL injuries with the implementation of a neuromuscular training program for injury prevention! They focused on improving strength and control on both legs because skiing is a bilateral sport. (Westin et al)

You might still be thinking that there’s nothing you can do to stop a sudden twist on skis that tears the ligaments.

Maybe some injuries can’t be prevented, but some of them definitely can!

Think about this…

If you have the strength, control, and awareness to quickly engage the right muscles and get out of a dangerous position before injury occurs, that can be the difference between a season-ending ACL injury or just a minor irritation and no time lost.

WHICH WOULD YOU PREFER? 

Train smarter this season by doing the right exercises, the right way, and become stronger, more balanced, and more resilient on the mountain!

It’s actually easier than you think! And here’s how…

Introducing…

The Snow Course

by ACL Strong

A simple 6 week step-by-step exercise program designed for skiers and riders who want to train smarter and save their knees so they can keep doing what they love

Warm-up routines

to set up for success and reduce injuries

Strength Training

for the legs, hips, and core

Balance Training

for unexpected changes
in terrain and environment

Movement Re-training

for taking pressure off your knees and moving with more precision

Footwork and Agility

for reacting quickly and accurately

Stretches

for general
flexibility

…because you deserve to know how to preserve your knees (now and long-term) so you can live your life to the fullest!

It’s time for you to feel better, move better, and get results like our other members…

I'm trusting my balance more.

These exercises really do strengthen (without torture). I'm trusting my balance more. The videos, narration, and text provided the perfect guidance. It’s something I've never done in the past (silly me) but will do going forward. I am feeling confident about the precise way to do these exercises and stretches.

RM, Ski Instructor

I started this ski season the strongest

I took last season off and was apprehensive if I would suffer much. I started this ski season the strongest I remember in a long time - and I 100% attribute that to ACL Strong! I even got a compliment from another patroller half my age - responding to a wreck with a toboggan at the end of the day, we skied top to almost-bottom without stopping. His legs were aching and mine were still STRONG. Thank you Dr L and ACL Strong!

Yasuko F, Patrol

Here’s What You’ll Get Inside the Snow Course when you sign up

The Intro Module

Weekly Exercise Modules

Each module includes a Dynamic Warm-up to get your body primed and ready for activity, followed by 4 simple exercises that will help you become stronger, more balanced, quicker, and more flexible. You’ll practice keeping your knees in a safe position when you weight-shift or land, so you don’t get hurt. Each module slightly advances from the previous just as your body begins to adapt and get stronger!

Bonus Challenge!

Two more modules make for even more awesomeness and a complete 6 week training program! Once you get through the first 4 modules, you’ll be ready to take on the bonus challenge with ease. These modules will further enhance your strength, balance, and body control, solidifying the gains that you already made.

YOUR BODY, YOUR FUTURE

… You have options when it comes to your health and fitness…

The mistake most people make is they don’t follow a plan that’s actually designed to help them reach their goals. 

They try to do it all on their own and end up wasting a lot of energy on the wrong exercises, or exercises that don’t get real results. 

Figuring out how to strengthen properly AND protect your knees from injury is a big job. And when you DON’T do it right, you can end up hurt and unable to do the things you love. Plus, medical expenses can add up really quickly.

Hiring a personal trainer would easily cost you thousands of dollars…

To work with me one-on-one would cost thousands as well (although I’m not even taking new clients right now)… 

And the alternative of NOT working with an expert and ending up with a knee injury can land you with medical bills, copays, and time lost during the season…

If you want it all figured out for you, without the expense and commitment of a personal trainer, our 6 week Snow Course offers a TON of value, with convenience, flexibility, and expert guidance.

Thousands of ski and ride professionals have had excellent results with the ACL Strong Snow Course. In fact, our members come back every year for pre-season winter readiness training!

“But what if I have NEVER done this type of training before?”

NO PROBLEM! We make it so easy to follow that you can literally do this without having ever exercised before. We show you exactly what to do, step-by-step. And you don’t have to worry about people looking at you, because you can learn the movements in the privacy of your own home.

“But my knees are already shot and I’m bone on bone! It’s too late for me to start this, right?”

It’s never too late to start moving better to protect your knees from further breakdown. Whether you have evidence of arthritis or have had multiple joint replacements already, you will benefit from this training to reduce pressure on your knees and preserve the lifespan of your original joints, or your new ones.

ENROLL in the ACL STRONG SNOW COURSE

LIFETIME ACCESS FOR ONLY $329

There’ s NO risk because your Investment is fully backed by our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

We are so confident in ACL Strong and we want you to feel at ease with your investment. You can rest assured that if you buy this program and go through it, but you truly don’t find value in it, we will give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Plus, you’ll get these awesome bonuses!

Bonus #1: Ready-To-Shred On-Snow Warm-up

10 minute warm-up routine that can be done on the snow, in your gear, everyday, before you hit the slopes. This routine will get your blood pumping, joints loosened up, and muscles activated so you’re ready to perform at a higher level without getting injured.

Bonus #2: Mid-Season Recovery Add-On

3 more weeks designed to help you get across the finish line of the season feeling great! These modules revisit some of the strength and balance exercises from the Snow Course, while focusing on feel-good stretches to help you recover after long-days on the hill and a demanding season.

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Your Knees if you want to Ski or Ride for Life

Hi Dr Leslie, I just wanted to give a positive report… My ACL Strong exercises saved me from an injury two weeks ago - and I'm only on Module 3! I had an impact where I landed on one foot with force and wasn't able to bend correctly. It could have been a recipe for injury, but it wasn't! I irritated my fat pad on my knee, but that resolved after a few days, and now I'm feeling great. My physiotherapist said my ACL is "solid." I'm SO relieved that my knee was solid enough to stay strong under pressure. Thank you!
MJ, patrol

Let’s Recap!

When you sign up for the Snow Course by ACL Strong, here’s what you get:

The value here is worth thousands of dollars, but you can get in for just $329!

ENROLL in the ACL STRONG SNOW COURSE

LIFETIME ACCESS FOR ONLY $329

Love your program!

I am on a ski instructor team and the training has made a big difference in my strength and conditioning this year so thank you very much for the fine program!!

Eric H, Ski Instructor, Vail Resorts

I loved it!

I pride myself at being a higher level skier, as I teach steep skiing clinics and am a head coach for a junior competitive club. I also train other instructors in steep skiing. I do dryland exercises regularly and was willing to give your program a try. I loved it! It was simple and quick enough to add in to the day rather than replace an activity or workout. It also added a bunch of exercises I never have tried before. I was feeling stronger and more stable in my movements in all activities. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to do your course and thanks for doing what you do.

GP, Instructor, Coach

Frequently Asked Questions

The only requirement is a resistance mini band.  We highly recommend an unstable surface or balance trainer (i.e. BOSU or dyna disc) to get the most out of the balance/stability exercises, but it’s not required.  There are alternatives provided if you don’t have access to this, such as a pillow or foam pad.  We also show how to use a foam roller and stretching strap, but these are optional.  See our equipment page for more info.

You can enroll a group in 3 easy steps:

One: Complete our Ski Area form or Team Discount form.  We will connect via email and provide a quote for your group.  Once accepted, we can send an invoice and get started!

Two: You will receive Registration instructions for your group members to self-register on the website.

Three: All participants will have access to the program immediately and through the entire season (up to one year)!

***For staying bulletproof long-term, we recommend repeating the program every year, starting pre-season.

The Snow Course is not intended for rehab from an existing injury without an evaluation by a medical professional or physical therapist first.  If you are cleared to play a sport and have NO precautions for weight-bearing, range of motion, jumping, and lateral cutting, then you can participate in the course.  We highly encourage participants NOT to push into pain during the exercises.  We provide modifications for most exercises and participants should choose the intensity that they can perform with good form (and no pain).  We emphasize quality over quantity.  If pain is noted during an exercise, we ask participants to follow these steps:  1) Check your form, 2) Decrease Intensity or Impact, and 3) If pain persists, then simply skip that exercise.  After ACL reconstruction, we recommend waiting 9-12 months to participate in the course.  Once you are cleared for running, jumping, and changing directions WITHOUT pain or limitations, then you may participate at 9 months post-op.

Yes, I love interacting with members!  I encourage you to utilize the Facebook group for support as well.  Our community is amazing.

Yes!  We encourage teams, departments, and organizations to do this training.  Pricing is based on number of participants and grants a one year license to all who register with the team or organization.  Contact Us for a quote!

While the course is designed for individual participants, we understand that families may purchase the course to participate in together.  Doing the exercises together can be helpful for compliance, motivation, and keeping good form. Please keep the login credentials within your own family, as number of logins per day may be restricted and will impact tracking/progress through the course. 

The problem with searching for your own “injury prevention” exercises on Google or Youtube is that you are not getting a comprehensive program that addresses all necessary components of injury prevention.  It can be overwhelming to sift through hundreds of exercises, determine which are right for you, and make sure you are covering all aspects that are necessary for effective prevention.  You will likely stumble upon exercises that may or may not be appropriate for your level of fitness and body control. Choosing the wrong exercises, or doing exercises the wrong way, can be dangerous and may lead to injury.

Yes, you can log in from any device including your desktop, tablet, or mobile phone.

Now we have an app!  Be sure to download it from the AppStore or Google Play Store.

Purchasing the course independently gives you a personal license with lifetime access. 

If you are a team or organization, purchasing the course grants you access for up to 1 year.  The best way to continue to reduce injuries each year is by returning to this program with your team or organization each year.  Please see our Team Inquiry page.

A long-term maintenance plan should include continuing with neuromuscular training exercises for about 15 minutes, 2-3 times per week.  There are a couple of ways we recommend to do this:

  1. Repeat the course from the beginning, choosing the best options/modifications for your current level.
  2. Select exercises or modules from the course to repeat 2-3 times per week.
  3. Repeat the Snow Course or Classic Course before each season of your sport.
  4. Upgrade to the Elite Membership to gain access to more exercises, trainings, and office hours with me, Dr. Leslie, so you can stay strong ALL YEAR.  Plus, you’ll automatically get access to the newest Snow Course and Classic Course every year! Click Here

ENROLL in the ACL STRONG SNOW COURSE

LIFETIME ACCESS FOR ONLY $329

To skiers and riders who seriously want to keep sliding for as long as possible…

Doing the right exercises, the right way, is the absolute best way to get there!

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