Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
These Lemon Raspberry Muffins Call For 1 Surprising Ingredient
Hangovers
What's the Deal With Alcohol and Ibuprofen?
Health News
Here's Exactly How Much You Should Be Exercising If You Sit at a Desk All Day, Says Science

Get Mountain Ready: Add Decline to Your Treadmill

The snow's a-flowing where some of you live, and that makes skiers, riders, and snowshoers very happy. To prepare your legs for the excessive stress on your quads, knees, and shins, it's best to condition yourself for the downhill. There are a few commercial treadmills available that offer a decline option, but instead of springing for a brand new piece of equipment, you can just raise the back of the one you have.

To do this, place one or two two-by-fours under the back of the treadmill. It'll offer a slight decline, but it's enough to allow you to work your legs. It's best to do it before you hit the slopes, since you don't want to realize you should have trained more while cruising down the hill.

Of course, you can also train downhill outside if you don't have a treadmill. Run downhill, or if that bothers your knees, walk instead. I recommend doing intervals of flat, incline, flat, decline, etc. Training downhill will not only strengthen your muscles and joints, but it can also prevent injury or extreme soreness from a day on the slopes. When you head into snow with your skis, board, or snowshoes, all this training will allow you to spend more time on the mountain and less time resting at the lodge.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Gabby Douglas's Gymnastics Routines | Video
Waterskiing Grandma (Video)
How to Get Free Boutique Fitness Classes
Idalis Velazquez's Easy Summer Workout
Laurie Hernandez Makes Olympics Gymnastics Team 2016 (Video)
Chloe Kim Snowboarder Nominated For ESPY Award (Video)
Female Baseball Players | Video

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X