How To Do Skiers

Chris Demonstrating a skier exercise. Skiers are a plyometric exercise that strengthen your legs, glutes and core and increase your heart rate for major fat burning. The Skiers mimics ski moguls in the movement of the hips going from side to side. In this exercise your feet are together and your knees are bent. It’s a great alternative to the Jump Squat, because just like the Jump Squat it works your cardiovascular system and strengthens your lower body, as well as the core muscles for stabilization.

Plyometric exercises like Skiers, are high-impact and highly beneficial because they help you build bone mass, spike your heart rate and boost your metabolism. Learning how to do Skiers is a great way to lose weight and improve lower body and core strength.

The CDC recommends that healthy adults get 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week, but we know how mind-numbing cardio exercises can be! That is why it’s important to switch up your routines so you never get bored. Add Skiers to your routine as an extra boost of cardio to keep your workouts interesting!


Want to add Skiers to a more robust routine? Try our 20-Minute No-Running Cardio Workout! This workout gets your heart pumping and calories burning effectively without having to run. It’s fast, simple and includes only bodyweight moves that you can do anywhere!

Here are the steps to performing Skiers:

1) Stand with feet together and knees bent holding bent elbows next to your side.

2) Keep feet together and jump to one side, turning so hips and toes point right.

3) Now jump feet together to the other side and turn so hips and toes point left.

4) Continue to switch jumping right and left keeping legs tightly together and arms and waist turning as if you are holding ski poles.

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