Get fit with kiwi freestyle skier Nico Porteous
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Get an insight into the work that goes on off the snow and some of Nico Porteous' favourite exercises
1. STRETCH AND MOBILITY
"Having a strong core and being really flexible is important in freestyle skiing to help execute the technical tricks. Sit-ups and basic ab exercises may get the job done, but in my sport we need a specific and tweaked routine to help keep our body together when we're flying through the air" - Nico Porteous
Stretch and mobility - Nico Porteous - Red Bull Fit 2019.
"I train my muscles to be as fast as they possible can as it's important to be explosive. But with being such an impact based sport, my body also needs to be able to stop and fast and safely as possible." - Nico Porteous
Plyometrics - Nico Porteous - Red Bull Fit 2019.
3. LOWER BODY
"It's important to have strong and robust legs in freestyle skiing. Since your leg muscles continue up into your back muscles, they need to be strong to help absorb some of the impact, so you an continue skiing all day long." - Nico Porteous
Lower Body - Nico Porteous - Red Bull Fit 2019.
4. UPPER BODY
"In my upper body sessions, I single out my shoulders and my back muscles to make sure my ligaments are well protected when we take those hard hits." - Nico Porteous
Upper body - Nico Porteous - Red Bull Fit 2019.