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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 01:26 PM
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I sit on my ass, and look at pictures and watch videos until the first day comes. Then I put on my gear and strap up.
I don't work out for boarding, I just go with the flow. Boarding is something I want to have fun with, I don't want it to be a chore

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I agree w/ alaric. But I rarely get to ride anywhere nice and last year I went to Big Sky for 5 days and wanted to get as much out of it as I could, The first 4 days were fine but halfway through the last day I could barely stand up. I had no real fatigue before that It just snuck up on me. My legs couldnt take it anymore so before I go anywhere next year I'll just do some wall squats the month leading up to it to make sure I get my full vacations worth.

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I sit on my ass, and look at pictures and watch videos until the first day comes. Then I put on my gear and strap up.
I don't work out for boarding, I just go with the flow. Boarding is something I want to have fun with, I don't want it to be a chore
There's also that approach. Spend 8 or so solid hours on the hill on your first day of the season. You'll be sore the next day or three, but since the 8 hours just conditioned your legs, once that initial pain is gone, you can board all day without batting an eye.
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beat it while standing up..

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squats. dead lifts.
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well any kind of running (aka soccer) will help to strengthen your legs...you use completely different muscles when you snowboard. so no matter what you are going to end up with sore legs the first couple days...thats just how it is

i like to skateboard in the off season. it really helps keep my balance and center of gravity where i need it to be ( and the sensation of being on a board ).

but whoever said that strength in your legs is not necessarily make you a stronger rider is totally correct. along with technique, its a lot of core strength. you use your core as much as your legs while you are riding. as well as stretching. being really flexible helps a lot.

i suggest doing yoga once or twice a week. its not only good for your snowboarding, but your body in general. it strengthens everything in your body while increasing flexibility and calming your mind. it really does wonders
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I longboard, pump carving really works the same muscles in my experience.

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well any kind of running (aka soccer) will help to strengthen your legs...you use completely different muscles when you snowboard. so no matter what you are going to end up with sore legs the first couple days...thats just how it is

i like to skateboard in the off season. it really helps keep my balance and center of gravity where i need it to be ( and the sensation of being on a board ).

but whoever said that strength in your legs is not necessarily make you a stronger rider is totally correct. along with technique, its a lot of core strength. you use your core as much as your legs while you are riding. as well as stretching. being really flexible helps a lot.

i suggest doing yoga once or twice a week. its not only good for your snowboarding, but your body in general. it strengthens everything in your body while increasing flexibility and calming your mind. it really does wonders
ok thanks. will improving my balance do me any good? wont that help when doing rails and stuff?
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Some suggestions...

I am not a fan of running so Trail Running is what keeps me out there running. Plus it give's me the opportunity to keep my reflexes sharp and agility up. Trail running just like road running is very hard on your knees and you have the added danger of negotiating certain boulders, rocks, and other obstacles; But this why I like to hit the trails.
I also would suggest reading this article Core Training - Good Core Training Takes More Than Ab Exercises . I used core training to get ready for a MMA fight about 5 years ago and had great success with this training method. No matter what you are looking to do (add mass,lose mass) it will keep you in tip top muscular shape.
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try some rope jumping , works your legs and its good for your general condition en core strenght

also: balance boards are a great way to increase balance and core strenght

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