Skiing is a type of transport, competitive winter sport as well as a recreational activity. The participant use skis to aid them in gliding on snow. International Olympic Committee as well as the International Ski Federation recognize most types of the competitive skiing events.
The snow is approaching fast. For most people who are winter enthusiasts this is a time to get the boards and ski ready. Majority of the ski bums are eagerly waiting to go up the slopes to get their initial turns of the year. Most a times, these individuals fail to realize that most of their muscle groups had been rarely put into use. This could lead to potential injuries leading to a shorter season. Skiing is a sport that is highly active and for one to be able to make most of it, he will need to invest some time into preparing for the season.
From a stand point on injury prevention, any person that is preparing for whichever sport need to be well screened and assessed by a strength coach or a physiotherapist before engaging in any activity. The information that will be gathered will aid in guiding your strength programs while exposing any current hindrance and mechanical dysfunctions that one may have. With this, a foundation of good strength and a conditioning program are established. It is important to make a periodical reassessment in order to ensure that the program is effective and the imbalances do not occur during the skiing activity.
Building a stronger base based on aerobic fitness is very important when starting a highly intensive sport like skiing. Through this, one is able to stay longer on the hills while reducing the chances of injury that may come about due to fatigue. Skiing is also an aerobic activity and this means that it will require short, intense energy bursts that will be interspersed with some rest periods.
Andy Wirth works in the hotel industry. Currently, he serves as the president and CEO of the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. Wirth brings into the company an experience of over 25 years making this company to rank as a top winter tourist destination all over the world.
Andrew Wirth was born in West Germany. He dived into the industry fully once he attended the Colorado State University. He later furthered his education in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. At this period, he acquired relevant experience that have enabled him to run the company efficiently.