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Common beginner problem:
Tired quad muscles

: Problem solving
Level: Beginner
Author: Kobus Reyneke

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Do you quickly run out of steam with sore and tired quads (the big muscles on the front of your thighs)? It's probably because you're leaning back, so try these:
  • Make sure the terrain isn't too steep -- try something less ambitious.
  • Remove some of your fear by skiing on a green slope with a natural run out.
  • Consider standing taller, with legs slightly flexed and your arms well in front of you.
  • Keep slight pressure against the tongues of your boots with your shins--always, always, always.
  • "Discover" your balance point by rocking forwards and backwards, until you feel comfortable with slight shin pressure against the tongues of your boots. Do this while stationary and when you do a straight run.

Work on these exercises:
(Click on the first exercise, work through it, then come Back here to do the others in sequence)

Print this out for future reference and remember to have fun!

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