One of the issues with skiing in Michigan is the six month off season. I am a 3-event skier and saw a large amount of improvement in all 3 events towards the end of the season. I think my slow start can be attributed to not being in proper ski shape come April and May. I would really like to get a strong start next season so I can continue to make improvements and take full advantage of those precious six months I have to ski.
Therefore I am looking for any and all advice on off-season training. For example what types of workouts yield the best results? Is strength more important than flexibility or vise versa? Which muscle groups are most important? And just any other general recommendations or specific things that have helped you all in the past. Let me know what you guys recommend!