Airplane Spin loosens arms and upper body, strengthens thighs, helps timing and also teaches skier to relax when feet are off ground and body is turning in air. Spread feet, crank shoulders back, then jump and unwind, making complete turn in air. If full turn makes you dizzy, start with half turns. Three times each way.
Lazy comma strengthens and stretches muscles used in all shortswing turns and traverses. It helps prepare for quick stop turns like the one shown on cover. Lie on side with arms over head. Hook feet under couch or bed, slowly raise body. Count three. Four times each side.
Dry skating imitates position used in leg-pushing traverse and in normal skating. From standing start, leap forward, spreading arms. Land on toes, then jump to other foot. Twelve times.
Split jump strengthens leg and arm muscles, also conditions small muscles in feet and ankle which take so much of the strain in comma position and heel-thrust turns. Stand straight with feet together, jump up and do fore-and-aft split. Land on toes and jump again, switching leg and arm positions in air. Ten times.
Front split loosens thigh" and hips, stretches and strengthens groin muscles used in heel-brushing snow plow of shortswing technique. Begin exercise by lying on stomach. Do pushup and hold arms stiff. Then throw feet forward and out so that feet land on same line on floor as hands. Jump back to prone position. Five times.