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Old 04-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question leg cordination

Any tips on building leg cordination? Seems like snowboarding has a lot to due with balance and cordination. I was thinking if I could just build better leg cordination, things might come a lot easier to me next year. Balance I think I got now, been useing balance board 3+ hrs. A day and I'm now doing squats on it. Plz share any tips, exercises or drills regaurdless if it has to do with this sport or any other
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What you are looking for is core strength and control, not leg coordination. Squats are a good way to go, doing exercises with a bosu ball is also an excellent way to build core stabilization.

The leg/foot coordination comes with snowboarding skill, the only other way to work on that kind of skill is by doing.
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What you are looking for is core strength and control, not leg coordination. Squats are a good way to go, doing exercises with a bosu ball is also an excellent way to build core stabilization.

The leg/foot coordination comes with snowboarding skill, the only other way to work on that kind of skill is by doing.
That basically covers it, but skateboarding or longboarding will give u a little bit better feeling of coordination.
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My goal for the off season is to trim as much weight as possible (I was once a 80 pound loser) and be as physicly prepared as I cannext season. I figured if I can build stamina, leg strength and balance. Next season for me will be more about learning proper technique on the mountain and in the park.
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My goal for the off season is to trim as much weight as possible (I was once a 80 pound loser) and be as physicly prepared as I cannext season. I figured if I can build stamina, leg strength and balance. Next season for me will be more about learning proper technique on the mountain and in the park.
Yeah, leg strength, particurarily in the quads will lead to better riding.
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Strength is only part of the equation. You need flexibility this is where Yoga comes into play. Laugh all you want I do a half hour of Yoga before riding and after. Keeps me super limber and improves my balance. In the summer I do about an hour of Yoga a day and skate between 2 and 10 miles on my longboard depending on where I'm at in the county.

Don't forget to concentrate on your abs they're super important muscles. People don't realize how hard you work these muscles.

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My goal for the off season is to trim as much weight as possible (I was once a 80 pound loser) and be as physicly prepared as I cannext season. I figured if I can build stamina, leg strength and balance. Next season for me will be more about learning proper technique on the mountain and in the park.
That's good. Like I said, concentrate on Squats and Deadlifts using heavy weight and do some exercises on a bosu ball with freeweights, just google bosu ball exercises. Any gym will have a few of them, women love them (i can never figure out why) so they are always around. Doing Squats and Deadlifts will also kick the rest of your body into shape too because they are compound lifts and come close to being total body exercises.

Doing cardio can also help with riding especially when rippin up that sweet sweet powdah.
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although snowboarding and skating are not the same. I find that when you skate,especialy when you longboard you get a nice workout with your ankles and knees which will help you during the season. but core excersise's are probably the best to do. weights not so much cause you dont wanna be a stiff musclehead on a snowboard. Try calistetics pushup's,situp's etc.
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HAHAHA, thats funny as hell.
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Intense bike riding for your core, legs and heart? Plus you can enjoy the view so its less painfull if your working really hard.
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