When you first watch 19-year-old Andri Ragettli, you may wonder: Is this guy an action movie stuntman or American Ninja Warrior contestant?
Actually, he’s neither.
Ragettli is a skier from Switzerland who burst onto the scene in 2016 when he became the World Cup Slopestyle champ. Now he’s training for the 2018 Olympics, and he isn’t messing around.
— Andri ragettli (@Andriragettli) September 10, 2017
Ragettli shows off his skill and balance as he flies through this crazy parkour course—that most people wouldn’t be able to complete the first move of, never mind the entire thing—without stumbling even once.
The video shows him jumping from a stability ball, onto a Bosu ball, onto a wooden board, onto a pair of uneven bars, onto another board that he does a flip off of, and he’s not even halfway done with the course.
To be able to pull this off—and win major skiing races—Ragettli’s total-body strength is through the roof. But if you want to get in shape to hit the slopes this winter and feel like you might break multiple bones if you tried Ragettli’s workout, we’ve got you covered.
Lateral Lunge Progression:
Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California, recommends a circuit that includes mogul jumps, lateral lunges and presses, side planks, lateral stepups, and Swiss-ball jackknifes to train your muscles from every angle, speed up growth, and improve stability, so that you’ll be ready to tackle your favorite winter sports. (You can also check out the workouts from Metashred Extreme by Men’s Health.)