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.
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.
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