Core strength and overall balance are essential for skiing and snowboarding. When are you flying down a mountain, a strong core helps maintain your balance. Many core exercises can be completed in the comfort of your own home, which makes it easier to fit into your schedule. For example, planks, crunches, twisting crunches, and medicine ball work are all excellent for your core muscles. If you have a strong core, you will notice an immediate performance difference when skiing or snowboarding. See this week’s workout of the week for a sample core training program!