Blogs from September 2014

Sep 25 2014

Time to Think About Ski Conditioning

Time to Think About Ski Conditioning

Planning to ski yourself into shape this winter?  This is a tactic we have all tried at some point over the years, likely without much success.  Part of the reason is that ski season should actually start during this time of fall transition.  Think about it: Vail Valley residents spend endless hours in the summertime enjoying recreational pursuits like hiking, biking, running and paddling.  These activities are great for priming our aerobic engines, but not necessarily for developing muscle groups.   Then the season changes to fall and our gaze shifts upward toward the high peaks.

Now is the time to build upon the foundation of summer activities by hitting the gym in order to improve winter fitness.  Training facilities across the Valley will offer specific ski-conditioning programs to get participants working on strength patterns that mimic the demands of skiing and riding.  Dogma Athletica is no exception.  Starting the week of October 13, trainer Brendan Finneran will lead a...Read More