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    • Muscles Used While Skiing
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Muscles Used While Skiing

Skiing is a coordinated muscle action that involves every large muscle group in the body. The following sections illustrate the primary muscles used during each movement of the skiing pull. Both the primary (red) and secondary muscles (yellow) work together in a synchronized fashion to accomplish the movement but with different levels of involvement and power output. Refer to the following or see SkiErg Muscles Used (PDF).

The Start 

  • Primary muscles: triceps, trapezius, lats, calves 
  • Secondary muscles: abs, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors, quads and shins

 

The Pull

  • Primary muscles: triceps, lats, abdominal muscles, hip flexors, shins
  • Secondary muscles: quads, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, calves 
SkiErg Technique: The Pull

The Finish

  • Primary muscles: triceps, abdominal muscles, hip flexors, shins
  • Secondary muscles: quads, back extensors, glutes, hamstrings, calves 
SkiErg Technique: The Finish

The Return

  • Primary muscles: quads, glutes, hamstrings, back extensors, deltoid front part, trapezius upper part, pectoralis upper part, calves
  • Secondary muscles: abdominals, shins, hip flexors 
SkiErg Technique: The Recovery