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Next Level Skiing Podcast: Jake Hutchinson – You Can’t Fake It Anymore

Episode 2: Jake Hutchinson – You Can’t Fake It Anymore

On episode 2 of Next Level Skiing we catch up with certified badass Jake Hutchinson. The son of a ski patroller, Hutchinson is a Marine, an avalanche safety instructor, a survival course instructor, and a renowned trainer. He shares techniques to hone power, strength, balance, and endurance to take your skiing up a notch. He also covers beta on how to injury-proof your body, the importance of self-assessment, and how to stay safe and strong in avalanche terrain.

If you want to be a stronger skier this season, this episode is not to be missed.

Listen on:
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Resources:

Jake on Instagram
Gym Jones Website
American Avalanche Institute
Human Factors
Know Before You Go

Here are the exercises Hutchinson refers to in this episode:

Here are some skinning tips:

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Topics & Times:

[03:20] Injury-proofing your body.

[07:40] 50% of the injuries he has witnessed were a result of people being tired.

[10:38] If you have a weak core, it doesn’t matter what’s going on with the rest of your body.

[12:05] Jake forces himself to trail run several times per week,

[12:25] Jake believes trail running is great training for skiers.

[14:47] He is a huge proponent of cross-training.

[21:55] The importance of exercising your hip flexors.

[24:34] Learn to master kick-turns on easy terrain.

[25:35] How to make sure your weight is distributed properly.

[27:00] The importance of self-awareness and self-assessment when it comes to avoiding injury and learning new skills.

[30:30] Ego and testosterone is a consistent problem on the mountain; it prevents people from being honest with themselves about their abilities.

[33:55] Jake finds that the T-bar helps weed out the strong skiers from the weak.

[34:35] The installation of high-speed lifts has contributed to people overestimating their abilities and leading to weaker skiers putting themselves in danger.

[37:20] Pole plants help point you in the right direction and remain vital to form.

 

Listen to Other Episodes:

Intro – Next Level Skiing Podcast

  1. Angel Collinson – You Got This
  2. Jake Hutchinson – You Can’t Fake It Anymore
  3. Chris Steiner – Powderball
  4. Tommy Moe – You Gotta Pay Your Dues
  5. Jim Lindsay – Building From the Feet Up
  6. Dr. Tom Hackett – Get Something Out of Every Day
  7. Klaus Obermeyer – It’s Easier to Ski Than It Is to Walk
  8. Chris Davenport – Speaking the Language of the Mountains

 

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