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03-23-2012 10:48 AM
Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
HOLY SHIT... it was definitely the bindings.. they were WAY too close.. went riding today.. HOURS later.. NO pain.. thanks so much to all of you!..
Could have also been closing up that rear binding angle. I've been experiencing a lot of rear leg burn and I realized yesterday it's been since I went from -3 to -15 on my back binding.

I've also been riding a new board... But I never ever had leg burn with my rear binding closed in.

Glad your feeling much better!!
01-14-2011 08:17 PM
Anthony HOLY SHIT... it was definitely the bindings.. they were WAY too close.. went riding today.. HOURS later.. NO pain.. thanks so much to all of you!..
01-13-2011 11:52 AM
Anthony well lost touch with the forum completely.. life went on.. and totally forgot about this thread.. ended up not getting out that much last season.. anyway.. something dawned on me yesterday.. when I set my board down next to my girls... and that was this.. she is under 5 foot.. I am over 6 foot.. the fact that our bindings were spaced the same width.. probably a problem.. lol also my angles were the same front and back.. and probably not really right.. so I did a little reading online.. and the back foot is at a very light negative angle now.. and the front one is at a more reasonable positive angle.. at work so I don't remember exactly what they are at (I think it is like +12 in the front and -3 in the back).. but more importantly I spaced the bindings out more.. and getting down low feels far more natural.. the way they were spaced before was just about shoulder width or maybe even less than that.. obviously not right.. I am trying to go ride tomorrow.. and we will see what difference that makes.. but what I do know is when I lock into my bindings now they do FEEL better.. hoping for the best..
05-26-2010 11:32 AM
wrathfuldeity besides technique, more riding...

Doing stairs 2-3 steps at a doing lunges but going up stairs and end the step by balancing on the ball of your foot and doing a calf rise. This gives the added bonus of developing your proprioceptive neuro-muscular system for balance.

Also, I just jump rope or you could do pylometric stuff.

I'm not a PT, but am old, fat and ride my bicycle along with the above and have very little problems with leg pain/burn...have noticed a huge difference in endurance, joint strength and able to shred all day since doing this for the past few years.
05-25-2010 09:33 AM
HoboMaster Cycling will certainly help, I'm a biker in the summer so when I get back on the board in the winter the steadfast leg transition is much faster. Other then that though your just gonna have to snowboard a shitload and deal with the pain, because you will be working those specific muscles you use for snowboarding, muscles you dont always use alott for anything else. For example skiing is a completely different muscle set. I popped on some skis at the end of this season and got tired really fast, even after having my legs be monsters for boarding.
05-25-2010 07:43 AM
Leo Nobody mentioned stretching for a full 15-30 minutes before AND after snowboarding??? YOU NOOBS!!!

No really, you'll be surprised at how much less your muscles will ache if you follow this regime during any type of physical demanding activities.

Couple this with all of the other advice on here and you'll be golden.

I particularly like the wall sit advice. Those burn the hell out of your leg muscles. You can also progress to what I call "iron chair." This is like wall sits without the wall. You mimic sitting on a chair in an open area with your arms out like they are on chair arms.
05-18-2010 07:50 PM
Pavo21 its all those hidden and magical muscles that burn arent' they the ones that never exsisted i found them my first couple times but 9 years later they dont hurt haha u find them in every sport u use crazy unique muscles
05-12-2010 10:45 PM
Originally Posted by anti-bling View Post
ride more. You're technique will improve and your legs will get stronger.
That's pretty much it...

Just ride more and mess around with your angles and width to see if you find something that works better for you. Every person is different and you're situation is kind of unique. You may find someone who's had the exact same issue though, so no harm with posting, that's for sure.
05-12-2010 10:22 PM
anti-bling ride more. You're technique will improve and your legs will get stronger.
05-12-2010 06:06 PM
Jeklund I'm thinking your problem is more with technique than anything. I noticed at the start of this season i was still working on transitioning from doing skidded turns and using my back foot as a rudder. The main thing that helped me out was starting to use the flex of the board to turn and trying as hard as i could to keep my body centered and not allow my back foot to wander. After i got the hang of it i had zero problems with the exact pain your describing. Just keep at it and try to work on keeping your body centered and using your edges and before you even know it you will be going full days with no issues at all. Of course this is if its a technique thing then i have no clue and my only suggestion would be to go do some squats and deadlifts lol.
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