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Nordic Tip

Stretch Your Abdomen Before Nordic Skiing


Nordic skiing provides a full-body workout. Stretching your abdomen before skiing will improve your performance and enjoyment of the sport.


  1. Find a dry spot. This stretch is more productive if you're not resting in snow. By staying dry you can concentrate on stretching.
  2. Lie down on your stomach.
  3. Place the palms of your hands near your shoulders.
  4. Extend your arms so that your torso comes off the ground.
  5. Keep your palms, hips and legs on the ground.
  6. Relax your stomach muscles.
  7. Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds.
  8. Lower yourself slowly down to the original position, flat on the ground.
  9. Repeat several times, holding the stretch for 10 to 15 seconds each time.


To improve the stretch, try pointing your toes and tilting your head back.


Skiing is an inherently dangerous activity that can result in serious injury. We recommend that you seek proper training and equipment before attempting this activity.