Winter sports and your muscles

If you love snow and ice then you’re no stranger to the aches and pains that can accompany winter sports.

Each sport uses specific muscles that typically get sore at the beginning of the season.  This soreness information can be used over the next few months to remind you what areas to stretch.

Skating, skate skiing and cross country skiing  use muscles of the glutes, hips, legs and low back to propel the body forward.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding require braking power of the lower body muscles.

Curling demands stretch and strength of the entire body.

Even muscles that are not actively being used to create movement are involved by stabilizing the whole body.

Massage therapy can help to prepare tight muscles for the demand of winter sports and avoid injury, and is a great intervention to work out the tension of overused muscles.

Enjoy the winter!

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