Get In Shape For Ski Season With These 6 Easy Moves

We wait all year to hit the slopes and it's finally almost time.

Just as we purchase insulated gloves and double-check ski pass prices, it's important to ready our bodies for the ride.

Muscles that have spent the last six months swimming and biking aren't prepared to hop around hurdles and remain in a squat position for hours.

If you prep your body ahead of time, it'll thank you by performing better on that black diamond.

Best of all, you'll avoid the dreaded next-day soreness that comes from underused muscles.

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Bill Piehl, Personal Trainer at New York's Crunch 59th Street, designed a set of ski-centric toning exercises that don't require anything other than bodyweight.

With his help, you'll be nothing but a blur speeding towards the base of the mountain.

Let's get going, snow bunnies.

Start with a military-style jumping jack, aiming for 30 seconds without stopping.

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Don't stop! Cross your arms and legs for another 30 seconds.

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Transition to the chest clap for 30 seconds, practicing your stability.

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Prep for ski boots by bringing your ankles up and down 20 times.

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Warm up your glutes with 15 lunges on each side.

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15 leg swings on each side get your core working, too.

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This direction is even more challenging. Focus on one point, aiming for 15 more reps on each leg.

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Back to the squats for 15 reps. Ready to get low on the slopes?

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Rotate your knees 12 times to protect them from injury. Then, switch directions and repeat.

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