Austria Racing Camps Athletic

Why is physical training equally important as ski training?

A look at the worldcup shows that there is no way to succeed in alpine skiracing without physical top shape of an athlete. But why is this so important?

1. Strength and endurance allows athletes to tap into the full potential of technical progress on snow. Quality and improvement of training on snow increases significantly.

2. Modern athletic training is not simply focused on strength and endurance. Balance and coordination have become a necessity, to achieve technical progress on snow.

3. Prevention of injuries – it is no coincidence that some top-athletes are struggling less than others with injuries. The simple reason is their physical top shape.

4. Quicker rehabilitation in case of injuries – it is also no coincidence that some athletes are able to return on snow faster than others in case of injuries.

5. Last but not least – athletes in good shape are able to train more and longer on snow!

Stay fit with our professional training programs

To meet the high physical demands of ski racing, athletes need to be in top physical condition. A structured training plan which targets all aspects of physical training is necessary for the athlete to perform at their highest level. We can provide an individualised plan for athletes of any age and support them to reach their goals in physical training, which makes a big difference to their on-snow training and competitions.

Our Athletic Coach Thomas Kundtner can provide a suitable programme for each athlete, regardless of where you are in the world, through online video chats and interviews. Bycreating a programme to suit your schedule, needs, goals and disires you can work together with Thomas for a period of 3 months.
There is a possibility to book some additional services we can offer an all-round suport for each athlete.

BSc. Thomas Kundtner

  • Bachelor degree in sportscience
  • National certified ski-instructor
  • D-Trainer
  • Since 4 years Ski-Coach with ARC
  • National certified tennisinstructor
  • National certified snowboardinstructor
  • Master degree in sportscience (in education)
  • 5 years trainer in Tennisacademy “SeWi”