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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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At Whistler this last March I was unpleasantly surprised to find myself running out of gas after some of those long runs. Leg burn became a real issue. It's not simply a question of endurance as I run half-marathons, but that's different from the muscle strength necessary to hold a semi-squat for long periods of time. Anyway, I started playing around with different exercise formats and I eventually discovered that using a moderate weight and doing very slow reps (about 15 seconds per rep) with no bottoming or topping out produces a burn very much like what I was getting while boarding. So I've been doing sets of Very Slow Reps, combined with about 15 minutes of stretching, and a couple of sessions on the balance board. Feels like a very good conditioning regimen for snowboarding. Of course I also still do the treadmill, and run regularly.
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