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What are the best Apres-ski exercises?

APRES-SKI EXERCISES

After a hot shower, before you go out for your Apres-ski obligatory drink, make sure you do your stretches…

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1.Legs apart, forward bend with your abdomen slightly pulled in. Shoulders away from your ears…10 long breaths

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2. Legs apart. Turn the left foot to the side and right foot slightly in. Use a prop such as a book or a chair to stretch to the side. 5 breaths each side.

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3.Forward bend with feet and legs together. Abdomen slightly pulled in, direct your breath and your focus on stretching the lower back. 10 long breaths.

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4.Cat &Cow. Inhale arch your back down and look forward, and…

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…exhale and pull your belly in, rounding the back as much as you can, head down…. Repeat Cat&Cow 6 times

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5.Baby pose. Round your lower back and focus your breath on stretching it, 6 long breaths.

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7. Downward dog. Focus on stretching your back, abdomen slightly pulled in. 6 long breaths.

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8. Classic twist. Make sure to keep your back straight and to breathe in the belly as you take the twist gently deeper. 5 breaths each side.

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9. Position 1: hip and hamstring stretch.

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9. Position 2: lengthen your body forward to the floor. Stay for 6 to 10 breaths each leg/side.

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11. Legs up the wall. Keep the legs as straight as possible . Arms up on the floor. Breathing in the belly, letting the day wind down…Stay here for as long as you like!

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12. Quadricep stretch. Essential after skiing. 6 slow breaths on each leg…

 

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