S. Kramer’s New Book Teaches Skiers How to ‘Be Fit to Ski’

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Guidebook provides better understanding of specific fitness areas to train at specific times, degree

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S. Kramer knows that in order to ski at her absolute best in the toughest conditions, she had to change the way she prepares for the ski season. After experiencing chronic back pain that limited skiing performance, she realized that she had to work out differently. Taking sound training methods researched for a thesis in kinesiology on a year-round approach to alpine skiing fitness, she decided to share that information with other dedicated skiers through the publication of her book, “Be Fit to Ski” (published by Xlibris).

A three-part book that includes sections on exercise science relative to skiing, specific fitness areas for skiing called performance abilities and a section that provides 52 weeks’ worth of exercise plans, this comprehensive book helps readers understand what specific fitness areas to train with respect to timing, frequency, volume and intensity of the training sessions.

“There is an abundance of free information about health and fitness available on the internet but to date, there is nothing that puts it all together, to address the needs of the ardent and athletic skier,” Kramer says. “With the trend toward wearing fitness watches, it seems that nowadays, people are more conscientious about their daily health.”

Skiing is such a complex sport that it is necessary to combine aspects of all training methods to best prepare athletes for the long ski season. With “Be Fit to Ski,” it explains the how, what and why of training for skiing.

“Be Fit to Ski”
By S. Kramer, MS
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781499083330
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781499083347
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781499083354
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Sue Kramer has worked in the ski industry as a ski instructor and race coach since 1985. Over the past few decades, she has reached the highest levels of certification as a ski instructor and has become an Examiner with the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) organization, travelling all over New England to coach other instructors. In addition to being a training instructor, she is a certified race coach, working with young athletes under the age of 16 and educates other United States Ski Association (USSA) race coaches on fundamental skills and coaching methodology for working with young athletes. Wanting to know more of how the body moves, she enrolled in a master’s program in kinesiology while training to compete for a spot on PSIA’s 2012 national team. Kramer lives in Vermont with her husband and three cats.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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