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I'd like to hear from someone who is more of an advanced downhill skier, like someone who has competed in slalom or mogul events, or is a veteran back-country skier.

Is there a template program you followed to become a stronger skier, something suggested to you by a coach or a personal trainer?

Is there a specific muscle group in your core or lower body you would suggest focusing on?

It can be either for moguls, slalom, glades, back country, whatever I like all kinds of skiing. I'm already a good skier, I just want to become better, and I think being physically stronger in the right places can help just as much as going out on the mountain and putting a bunch of hours in.

This is not a duplicate of this question which is the closest I could find, because this post just talks about someone with knee problems.

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If you are not already generally strong, the best answer is probably to avoid sport-specific strength training and work on general strength training first. – Dave Liepmann Jun 28 '13 at 14:12

I'm a ski instructor who is working on similar things. I picked up a copy of "Total Skiing" by Chris Fellows, and it has a lot of useful information.

Specifically, it has a set of evaluations for physical strength and balance, and then a set of exercises to work on for each of the areas.

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Can you delve further into what those evaluations and exercises are? Having that extra information here and referencing the book would make this a better answer. – Matt Chan Jan 10 '13 at 11:58
Agreed, a quick run-down of the exercises he suggests would be great! – user4963 Jan 10 '13 at 12:21
I think it's unfair to the author to list the exercises he recommends, and I don't think it would work that well; the point of the evaluations is that they are used to decide which exercises are important. – Eric Gunnerson Jul 29 '13 at 4:26

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