Prepare me to ski
October 2, 2011 8:28 AM Subscribe
How do I best prepare my quads for skiing this winter. I will probably only go once or twice but I'd like to enjoy both of those times. I went once last year with out doing any prep it was the first time in about 6 years. Everything was fine except for my quads, it got to the point about half way through the day I couldn't go on. The rest of my body felt fine (tired but fine). What can I do to keep my quads from hurting so bad I have to end my day short?
posted by jmsta to health & fitness (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have always cramped pretty easily I made sure to keep my self well hydrated. I still got a few cramps in my shoulders and calves last year but nothing that a little bit of rest and stretching didn't fix. It was the quads that put me out of commission they were not cramping they just got SORE toward the afternoon. So sore that I had to stop much earlier than I would have liked to. I'm not very athletic. I play a minimal amount of tennis in the summer and would like to ski a little more this winter but will likely only get the chance to go twice at most.