Deadlifts: The One Exercise Every Alpine Skier Should Do

Few exercises will work so many important ski muscles in one move as a proper deadlift. If you do them right, deadlifts will prepare your back for a pounding session in the moguls.

Deadlifts are King!Deadlifts are King!

When most people think of training for skiing, they think of leg exercises that target the quads. If you want to ski hard and fast, you need big pistons in your thighs right? Yeah, sure, but like I said in the previous article about core training, if your upper body can't hang on, those legs won't do you any good. The Austrians say that one of the reasons that World Cup racers get better as they mature is because they build body "thickness". That is, not that their legs get huge