Downhill Skier Exercise

Proper hip hinging technique is critical for the prevention of injuries and being able to perform many exercises properly such as the deadlift, kettlebell swing, and single leg deadlift. The squat is another primary movement pattern that must be learned to prevent injury and optimize movement. There is a great exercise that teaches the relationship between the hip hinge and squat and is a fantastic dynamic warm-up and corrective exercise that can be done every day. It is called the downhill skier. Start by placing the hands palm down on the top of the thighs. Keep the back straight slide the hands down until the palms are resting on the…
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