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Old 07-10-2009, 12:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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do you guys realize that snowboarding itself is a leg and cardio excerise?

When i first started the season my legs were always sore and i got rly tired from hiking features. but after like 2 weeks my legs never hurt and i didnt have a problem hiking rails and jumps.

I snowboarded everyday for a good 6+ hrs a day, and i can tell you that snowboarding is definatly a excerise, even more so if you do alot of hiking and walking around while you snowboard.

Anyways idt you need to worry about working out to get ur legs in shape to last longer. just keep snowboarding and your legs will condition themselves!
thats true, but some people, like me, are not fortunate enough to go evryday, im happy if i go once a week, so it would take me half way through the season to get my legs in shape and i dont want to have to do that, i rather workout before the season and enjoy the entire winter.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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P90X.

Learn it. Love it.

It will beat the crap out of you, but you will actually see results. Which is more than I can say for most programs out there.

Taking up martial arts is also a really fun way to get in shape and boost confidence.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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do you guys realize that snowboarding itself is a leg and cardio excerise?

When i first started the season my legs were always sore and i got rly tired from hiking features. but after like 2 weeks my legs never hurt and i didnt have a problem hiking rails and jumps.

I snowboarded everyday for a good 6+ hrs a day, and i can tell you that snowboarding is definatly a excerise, even more so if you do alot of hiking and walking around while you snowboard.

Anyways idt you need to worry about working out to get ur legs in shape to last longer. just keep snowboarding and your legs will condition themselves!
This is true

But why waste the first 2 weeks of the season with sore legs? If you work out more consistently, even if its just walking or jogging or riding a stationary bike to keep your legs active you wont have those issues. Bulking up is not what you need to snowboard. You need flexibility and endurance.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Has anyone here tried Crossfit???
I think i've mentioned it a few times in this thread.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I still say that wight training is great for snowboarding and just about any sport.

It may make you stiffer if you do a lot of it during the season, but in the off season it is excellent and there are plenty of programs that don't make you bulky.

I've been lifting on and off for years and I'm not bulky at all. I am much stronger now and yes, the muscles are bigger, but if you are smart and train to keep yourself from being bulky, you won't be bulky.

I agree that flexibility, endurance and core strength are EXTREMELY important but so is strength and BONE DENSITY, especially bone density... and weight training is excellent for both.

i've just moved into what I refer to as my conditioning weight training... which means that the weight is now lighter with less sets, more reps and many different exercises. This mixed with lots of cardio and core training are excellent ways to push into the season. Once the season starts, I'll lift much less but keep the core and cardio up to speed.
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I watched Simon Chamberlain's firsthand and he talked about how he works out in the off season. He did some exercise holding a heavy ball and spinning backside and frontside 360s on the floor and also some medicine ball for core strength.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Yoga and Plyometric training together seems to be the best way to train for snowboarding... Flexibility, Balance, Speed and Power.
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where has sedition been? we havent heard from him in quite a while
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I never did plyometrics until I started P90X. Now I think I love them. They completely drain me, but they really work. I haven't snowboarded since I started them, but hopefully, come winter, I'll notice a difference. I'm tired of weak quads slowing my day down.
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where has sedition been? we havent heard from him in quite a while
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