The JJC Training Blog

Loose is fast

Roll on, press above the fall-line and let the skis run. Simples, right? When coaching ski instructors to become ‘racers’ the biggest challenge in our experience is changing a candidates psych/tactics from trying to demonstrate the ‘perfect’ technical turn to charging down a course using effective inputs and managing the outcomes.  Ski racing is not […]

James Winfield, talks Solden and Solda!

Solden Eurotest camp At the start of November I headed out to Solden, Austria to train with JJC for 2 weeks leading up to the Solda Eurotest. We were staying down the valley in a sweet house with a crew of 8 skiers and 2 coaches, Craig Robinson and Ed Drake. The first week started […]

Solda preparation camp

After the success of all four JJC  Team members passing at the Solda test last Autumn we are running a specialist group to target this test. We are calling the program; Project Austria: Spaces: The program will be limited to 10 spaces with a minimum commitment period to keep continuity in the camp and encourage a team […]

Getting Strong!

Following on from my last post on intervals, here is a couple of strength sessions I am throwing into my gym sessions. I tend to try and get two sessions in a week and then some stability, core and agility sessions at home. SL = Single Leg DB = Dumbell RDL = Romanian dead lifts You can […]

Some prep to keep the legs fresh this Autumn

UPPING THE INTENSITY Summer fitness programs are well underway. Long hours have been put in to building a good base level of cardio. Reps have been fired out in the gym and plenty of work has been done to improve balance and stability. NEXT PHASE: As we go into the final stint before pre season training kicks off (Only […]

Some warm up turns before Interski 2015

A chance to make a some turns before Ushuaia Last week we headed out to Les Deux Alpes for some mid-summer skiing on the glacier. The weather was glorious and we got a solid block of training in. I am a massive fan of heading to Europe’s glaciers in the summer as it is a brilliant […]

2014/15

Welcome to our new blog, over the summer we will bring you lots of updates on fitness ideas, our summer training and plans for this years program. To get things started we have put together a little review on what was our most challenging season but one that taught us a lot.