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09-05-2014 09:00 PM
tonicusa Snowboarding is less brute strength and more technique and mastering your craft. A lot like surfing, golf, etc. Core and cardio are actually key.

I ride with some little dudes when the freestyle teams are together on weekends and it blows me away, what some little 12 year olds, and 14 year olds can do with strong fundamentals and strong technique.
09-05-2014 08:39 PM
Originally Posted by BoardWalk View Post
Regarding this issue, if you're doing P90X do you still have the energy to MT bike (or anything else)?
With my work/family schedule this is pretty much all I do. I'm usually spent after a 10hr shift, helping around the house then squeezing in a workout. No time left for anything else.

Originally Posted by Jed View Post
The first week or two of P90X will be pretty rough on you if you're not a regular gym/workout person. You'll basically be wrecked after each session and incredibly sore.

After that it's not so bad though, your body adjusts to it and you'll have plenty of energy to go about your day and stay active. The only thing is I probably wouldn't be doing leg day then going straight to mountain biking or boarding.
Ya I'm fine with the workouts. I am sore and tired but I am going to complete fail. Giving it all I have. I am only using my body weight and simple resistance bands. So far I'm very happy. I will be doing a round 2 and I will be investing (again) in dumbells. I should never have sold mine.

Update: I'm 60'ish days in, down 27 lbs and 3% BF this wasn't all done by workout. I have really started to eat clean. I still have ice cream here and there. 2 Tablespoons instead of 4 scoops, I had an oreo the other day. Today I shared a piece of B-Day cake with a customer. I just really watch what, ingredients and portion sizes.
I'm very happy with the P90X program but I did need to subsitute the cardio days with Insanity Cardio. The P90X was just to light for me and this helped me a ton.
I never ever believe info-mercials and this wasn't all done via simply using their program. This with eating clean has gotten me to a weight I haven't seen in 20yrs. When I was a gym rat my goals were different. I welcomed being 205lb but at this point in my life that is not what I want this time.

Snowboarding: what I truly got is a much much stronger core ! and cardio. Not sure cardio is going to add to my boarding but that has also greatly improved. I have always had very strong legs so again not sure how much I'll gain in the boarding aspect.
Flexibility was another great by-product with my core strength. My flexibility especially my hammy's and back/mid section. I noticed a big difference when I worked with Jed on my dry land stuff. Hoping it translates on the snow.

YES we all know actually doing the riding and hitting features and being on the hill is what we all need. My workout inconjunction with my 30+ days at the hill (for here that is a LOT) will make for some great vids/pics of my and my daughters park adventures this season
09-05-2014 03:26 PM
Irahi So, you guys are going to laugh about this, but for me, the perfect off season workout seems to be rollerblading.

I have some seriously asymmetrical flexibility in my ankles and knees (thanks snowboarding!) and the angulation required to skate well has almost completely evened out my right ankle in the span of about two months. I had done physical therapy, balance board exercises, tons of focused stretching, and it all helped a little, but there's something about the motivation of faceplanting on concrete that really forces you into holding a stretch.
09-05-2014 02:36 PM
Originally Posted by cookiedog View Post
the hell $179 for a peace of wood))))it's crazy.
That is a lot. Mine was less and I paid Cdn$ . But It does have a couple of neat features. The thing tilts forward/back, as I said, plus if you knock out the wooden pucks at either end of the fulcrum, it allows way more forward/back range -- maybe for unicycle training or something.

Anyway, I bought the type they have at the gym, because knew I liked it.
09-05-2014 12:05 PM
cookiedog the hell $179 for a peace of wood))))it's crazy.
09-05-2014 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by cookiedog View Post
Btw.Yesterday at my gym I saw a wobble board (pic below) and gave it a try. Do you think it will be a good addition to pre season workout to improve balance on the board?
I have a balance board (not that one in particular). It is a surprisingly good core workout, as well as working your balance.

The one I have is similar to this Balance Board and it will wobble heel/toe as well as side to side. This means if you have a tendency to lean forward or back, you'll find out right away.
09-05-2014 08:49 AM
chomps1211 Well, as it turns out. Here is a great new board sport that you can use to help maintain your conditioning between trips to the hill.

Doesn't require any new gear or even a slope to do! (…just gotta watch out you don't go and develop Skootch Leg!)
09-05-2014 08:46 AM
cookiedog Btw.Yesterday at my gym I saw a wobble board (pic below) and gave it a try. Do you think it will be a good addition to pre season workout to improve balance on the board?
09-05-2014 08:39 AM
cookiedog as I'm reading it again on my computer you probably right)))))))
I thought it was legit workout. Didn't read the text)))
09-05-2014 08:31 AM
Originally Posted by cookiedog View Post
This is the most f*up program i have ever seen. Guys look like gays and scorpion exercise looks something out of hard core German movie
Uhmmmm,.. Sarcasm & satire is lost on you innit??
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