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20 These exercises are good for skiers and nonskiers alike

These two exercises have been especially designed by Bonnie to get you in good condition for skiing, but they also are good for general strengthening and limbering of your legs. If you are a skier, you should begin the exercises at least a month before you take to the slopes. Both exercises can be done indoors on your living room rug. If you can, you should wear your boots; they will increase the benefit of the exercise.

This exercise can be done with or without skis. Put your feet together and do a deep knee bend. Rise and bend from your waist till your fingers touch your skis (or the floor) keeping your head at the same level in both positions. Repeat 20 to 50 times.

Using ski poles (or broomsticks) or chairs for support, do a deep knee bend on the left leg, keeping the right leg extended. Use the support as little as you can and go down slowly. Later do it without support. Repeat exercise five times on each leg.