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Old 03-23-2009, 10:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Like was said before, Squats & dead lifts...PLUS Calf exercises! Also throw in a lot of core work (abs/low back etc).

Also, if you have the $$, buy a balance board (Or you can use a skateboard deck and a 2L soda bottle filled with water if you are ghetto).

If you have even more $$, check out mountain boarding/long boarding or freeboarding. All are somewhat like snowboarding.

If you are mechanically inclined, build a box in your back yard and some sort of ramp to ride down to hit the box. You can use an old tarp and a lot of soap to make the tarp slippery. Once it's slippery and you have a ramp to ride down to get some speed, just practice hitting your home-made box all spring/summer long.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Specifically:

For explosiveness - Jumping squats
For endurance - Lunges with back foot on balance board

Generally, take any leg excercise you normally do and add an unstable surface and you will hit a much wider range of leg muscles.

When exercising your calves, you really have to thrash them because they are such a dense,strong muscle.

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Old 03-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Like was said before, Squats & dead lifts...PLUS Calf exercises! Also throw in a lot of core work (abs/low back etc).

If you are mechanically inclined, build a box in your back yard and some sort of ramp to ride down to hit the box. You can use an old tarp and a lot of soap to make the tarp slippery. Once it's slippery and you have a ramp to ride down to get some speed, just practice hitting your home-made box all spring/summer long.
What am i supposed to ride to his the box?

Thanks alot for all your help guys! im really taking all this information in... Explosiveness makes sense now.. from what im understanding its haveing the endurance to be able to ride from the top of the mountain down to the terrain park and still being able to hit those big jumps... I was planning on doing alot of lower abdominal dead lifts and lower back lifts.... I was also thinking for calves to run on a incline? I wanna build endurance in my legs so i thought maybe that might help with swimming to complement it
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having extra muscle is not a bad thing also. it helps to prevent injuries. Im a 225lbs guy pretty much all muscle. being an athlete before getting into snowboarding helped me out a lot
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This book will tell you almost everything you need to know about building muscle and strength. It's not just for hardcore bodybuilders and caters to all abilities and goals.


Also, Bikram yoga will trim you up and make you as sloppy as a wet noodle.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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hah - bikram yoga is nuts, but you have to find a place that does it unless you want a ridiculously high heating bill.

i do yoga 3x a week at home with my homie Rodney Yee.
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hah - bikram yoga is nuts, but you have to find a place that does it unless you want a ridiculously high heating bill.

i do yoga 3x a week at home with my homie Rodney Yee.
This - especially if you are putting on some muscle weight, you need to make sure all your conective tissue is nice and strong too.

Found this out the hard way when I tore my rear quad...nasty nasty injury.
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What am i supposed to ride to his the box?
A snowboard of course. A snowboard will slide on a tarp covered with soap.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Soo I just tryed out the balance board method and wow! my legs are worked! Its alot more fun then i originally thought... I was doing some pop shove its for a lil then i tryed putting the board on top of the PVC pipe paralel to eachother and It felt alot like a snowboard... I got a used deck from a local skate board shop attached 2 pieces of wood as stopers on the bottom of both sides. Then I got a 8 inch PVC pipe attached grip tape around it and WALLAH!!! pretty cool i gotta admit I was on it for aboout 3 hours because of how much fun it is

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