Fitness Tip: Prepping your legs for winter fitness with Wall Sits
October 9, 2015
Winter is around the corner, and that means it's time to get in shape for winter sports, including alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing — to name a few. So what workouts should you do before snow hits the ground?
Wall Sits is a wonderful way to build strength in your legs, according to the Fit Scoop.
"The tuck position requires the ability to contract your quadriceps for an extended period of time. Wall sits are an excellent way to build isometric strength in the quads. To perform a wall sit, stand with your back flat against a wall and lower yourself until your knees are bent to 90 degrees," according to thefitscoop.com. "Your lower legs should be perpendicular to the floor and the upper legs parallel to the floor. Hold the wall sit for 30 seconds to one minute, depending on your fitness level. Rest 30 seconds and then repeat again two more times. To make the exercise more challenging, either hold the wall sit beyond one minute, perform the wall sit while holding weights in your hands, or perform the wall sit with just one leg at a time."