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Glute Strengthening with Monster Walks: Knees Straight or Bent?

The resisted side stepping exercise, also known as “monster walks,” with its many variations, is an excellent way to strengthen the hip and gluteal muscles.  But which position is best, knees straight or bent? For years, there has been a debate over the best position to perform “monster walks” to target the gluteals, without isolating …

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PSIA-AASI Podcast: Get Knee Smart with ACL Strong Tips

In an interview with George Thomas, from the Professional Ski Instructors Association and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI), we discuss best strategies to physically prepare for snow-skiing and snowboarding, specifically to protect your knees.  We talk about the important pillars of injury prevention training and how this specific type of training reduces the risk …

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3 Ways Skiers and Snowboarders Should Prepare for Winter

  This time of year, seasonal athletes start thinking about how to prepare for Winter.  Passionate skiers and snowboarders anticipate the opening of their favorite ski areas, and they might even don their hats as instructors, patrollers, racers, or resort workers. If you haven’t been on the snow for several months, what should you do …

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What did this Olympic alpine ski racer do immediately before a race, to Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance?

In the final minute before she raced in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the camera zoomed in for a close-up of the American alpine ski racer as she prepared for one of the biggest competitions of her life.  She assumes a plank position, on arms and toes, as her trainer pushes firmly and deliberately on her …

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