Olympic Weightlifting For Ski Racers

01.25.2017 | Ski Racing Staff

U.S. Ski Team members use weights to lift

What do ski racers and Olympic level lifters have in common? Well, more than you might think.


Have you ever wondered what the U.S. Ski Team members do when they go to the gym to workout? We can promise that it’s everything that you can imagine and more. Ski Racing was able to catch up with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Bingaman and U.S. Ski Team alpine athlete Nick Krause at the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT, to learn how adding the two Olympic lifts – the snatch and clean & jerk – to your workouts can help you gain strength, mobility and those precious hundredths of a second on a NASTAR course.

 

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Author: Ski Racing Staff

Location: Park City, UT

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