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Sam Anthamatten BIG-MOUNTAIN SKIER

What is your goal and why are you going for it?

My Goal last season was to ski “Corrugated” in Alaska. A 600 vertical meter Spinewall, with huge cornices on top and an average inclination of 60°, which had only seen a handful of snowboard descents but had not yet been skied.

How did Mountain Athletics training help you to prepare for your goal?

It was crucial that I was mentally and physically at the top of my game. As the wall was technically, a new level of spine-skiing for myself, I was definitely out of my comfort zone. For my mental strength I had to ski a lot of exposed and steep runs.
Physically the preparation started half a year before, with a lot of balance and gym training.

How often do you train?

Depending on the season, I train in between 5 and 6 days per week.

What else do you do in addition to training?

I climb a lot. Biking is also one of my favorite sports, to train endurance and at the same time my reactions. I often combine paragliding with my training, so I am running up the mountain to fly down with my paraglider. Basically I try to do every mountain sport to keep me fit for the winter season!

How do you like the Mountain Athletics kit/product? Describe in few line on how it feels when training.

As I am alternating my training as much as possible, I need shirts, shorts and shoes that I can use for every move and all weather conditions. The kit is specially made for this kind of training. Mountain Athletics has a great look and the perfect functionality for all my training activities. It feels light, stretchable and it looks good!

  • What is your goal and why are you going for it?

    My Goal last season was to ski “Corrugated” in Alaska. A 600 vertical meter Spinewall, with huge cornices on top and an average inclination of 60°, which had only seen a handful of snowboard descents but had not yet been skied.

  • How did Mountain Athletics training help you to prepare for your goal?

    It was crucial that I was mentally and physically at the top of my game. As the wall was technically, a new level of spine-skiing for myself, I was definitely out of my comfort zone. For my mental strength I had to ski a lot of exposed and steep runs.
    Physically the preparation started half a year before, with a lot of balance and gym training.

  • How often do you train?

    Depending on the season, I train in between 5 and 6 days per week.

  • What else do you do in addition to training?

    I climb a lot. Biking is also one of my favorite sports, to train endurance and at the same time my reactions. I often combine paragliding with my training, so I am running up the mountain to fly down with my paraglider. Basically I try to do every mountain sport to keep me fit for the winter season!

  • How do you like the Mountain Athletics kit/product? Describe in few line on how it feels when training.

    As I am alternating my training as much as possible, I need shirts, shorts and shoes that I can use for every move and all weather conditions. The kit is specially made for this kind of training. Mountain Athletics has a great look and the perfect functionality for all my training activities. It feels light, stretchable and it looks good!

SAM ANTHAMATTEN

Big-mountain skier

SAM'S TOP TIPS

“Maintain a rhythm in your training plan. This way you have a constant repetition.”

“Motivation! You will have a crazy gain of power, as long as you train with Motivation. Go train with your friends, have fun and be proud about your sore muscles at the end of the session!”

“Try to alternate as much as possible on your exercises to shock your body and work different muscles.”

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