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post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Waitaminnit, are we supplying hobby suggestions or off-season training? Some of these suggestions are not exactly fun.
I was mostly wanting hobbies, and would still want suggestions, but I'm not super picky, some of the suggestions are kinda fun...

Do you have any?
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I was mostly wanting hobbies, and would still want suggestions, but I'm not super picky, some of the suggestions are kinda fun...

Do you have any?
My wife and I hike our local ski mountain (Seymour) during the summer. Good exercise, wears basement dog out a bit, and it's kind of neat to see the runs without snow on them.


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Get into triathlons. Some of the most fun that can be had in the summer.
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Longboarding is awseome, hurts like a bitch when you fall though.. you dont have to bomb hills though, you can try sliding, or 180s/360s. I live in a flat area and there are 10+ spots in the city alone that are pretty decent. Feels kinda like snowboarding.. May try 'dirtboarding' this summer too..

But motocross is where it's at during the summer

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+1 for mountain biking. Also make it a hobby to work on the bike yourself, most of the work isn't to complicated after you've seen it done or been shown how to do it right. Great way to workout to keep those legs in condition all year. Climbing hills sucks yes, and if you choose trails with gnarly hills for you first few rides it may dissuade you from coming back lol. But it's an awesome feeling when you clear a difficult hill section and your legs are screaming, then you get to smoke a bowl and rip up the downhill single track! Work--->Reward If you spend all day doing shuttle downhill runs that's fun too, but biking up hills is what will keep you in shape for next winter.
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About a month ago I did a workout that killed my legs for about 6 days.

- warmed up for 10 mins of jogging on the treadmill
- single leg presses (max weight I could do about 8 reps for 3 sets)
- jogged a few laps around the track
- did one leg ball squats (ball against a wall, back on the ball, holding 20 lb weights in each hand)
- sprinted a lap in between sets
- did one leg calf raises using kettle weights
- sprinted a lap between sets
- stood on the balance board that sort of replicates a snowboard, did squats while balancing on the board
- sprinted between sets
- passed out

It was great but it took my legs so long to recover I almost missed a snowboarding trip the next weekend. I think I'll start this workout in the off-season and do it once every couple weeks to really shock my legs. Fun stuff!
6 Days!!! that's way overload!!!I was doing that once a week. I trained for a good 2-3 months before the shred season to get my legs prepped in time.
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6 Days!!! that's way overload!!!I was doing that once a week. I trained for a good 2-3 months before the shred season to get my legs prepped in time.
NO NO!!! I meant I did the workout once and my legs were done for 6 days!!! lol
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I'm thinking about getting into kite buggying and maybe — oh god I hope I don't kill myself — kite longboarding. My husband does both, and he thinks I'll like it.

I have a beginner 2 meter kite that I looking forward to playing with this spring/summer.
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BAckpacking---It will take you places that can't be accessed by motor vehicle , not to mention the backcountry experience and cool people you'll meet.

Longboarding--great workout and fun\easy\portable way to get around also easy to take on the bus\train.

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For summer, i personally recommend these two activities:

1) Mountain biking - super fun, adrenaline pumping, GREAT exercise, great for keeping those snowboarding legs in good shape for the winter. Quite expensive though, since a good MTB will cost you at the cheapest $600.

2) Longboarding - ridiculously fun, especially when cruising park paths. Great exercise for one leg, so be sure to practice switch to change things up a bit. Scary when going downhill, considering a speed check consists of sliding four pretty grippy wheels. Expect some road rash. Chicks dig longboarders, at least in my area. Great transportation method too. A good longboard (Landyachtz-level quality) will be ~$250 at the cheapest.

Make sure you protect your noggin' with a good helmet for both. Pavement is not as forgiving as snow.
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