I'm an intermediate skier, I've been skiing for 20ish years but only a couple of days(if that) per a year, but last year I skied 5 or 6 days and this year I'll be skiing at least 10 days. I'd like to work on my balance and be able to ski for longer.
I have noticed that one side of my body (my left side) is weaker and less sensitive than the other. It's not a huge difference--but it's noticeable. I can only balance on my left leg for a couple of seconds, whereas I can balance on my right leg for much longer. I am also pretty inflexible.
I am looking for:
1) Cardio exercises I can do in order to increase my skiing endurance. Will doing spinning classes/biking regularly have a direct impact on my skiing endurance?
2) Exercises or stretches to help me increase my balancing ability on my left side.
Evenutally I want to see a physical therapist to work on this, but I want to get myself in the right direction starting now. Can anyone offer some ideas/tips/etc.?
Edited by folkfan - 1/31/12 at 4:22pm