Ski Body Tip 2: Finding Your Hips for Better Control and Posture on Skis


“Bend your knees.” It’s a ski instructor cliche, but is it a good instruction?

You need shock absorption through your legs as a whole, and the ability to control ¬†your centre of gravity, which is located at the level of your pelvis in order to have great control and balance on skis. This requires more than knee bending — it is hip bending that is frequently the missing link. Without it, you sacrifice technique and performance, but you also put a lot more stress on the front of your knees.

This video gives you a simple tip for finding your hips, and sparing your knees for skiing.

 

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