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Old 03-05-2010, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Granted, I'm 38 now so I'm not exactly at my prime but I still can shred pretty well. The thing is I'm wrecked after a day riding. I go all out. I usually ride top to bottom without stopping once and only stop for a brief lunch break.

I'm looking for ways to get into better snowboarding shape. In the offseason I hike and cycle quite a bit but it seems like I haven't found an activity that prepares me for boarding shape. I'm guessing the best thing to get into shape for snowboarding is to snowboard but when you only go 10-12 times a year that doesn't really work.

I was able to go 2 days in a row (Okemo/Pico) last month but had to stop a little early on the second day. I'd like to be able to get myself into good enough shape where I could make a weeklong trip someplace and be able to ride most of the days.

Any tips?
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I would say weight training your leg and core muscles should be good
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Going snowboarding is the best way to get in shape for snowboarding.

I did 25 days straight 6 years ago. All backcountry hiking. I was unemployed, would job hunt in the morning and be at the top of Berthoud Pass by 11am. Rode until dusk. It's more of a matter of just getting out there than the ability to do it. Sometimes you just are not motivated after days of riding...
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Going snowboarding is the best way to get in shape for snowboarding.

I did 25 days straight 6 years ago. All backcountry hiking. I was unemployed, would job hunt in the morning and be at the top of Berthoud Pass by 11am. Rode until dusk. It's more of a matter of just getting out there than the ability to do it. Sometimes you just are not motivated after days of riding...
Ah, that would be the life! Unfortunately I don't have any place around here to do that and couldn't afford going that many times at regular resorts especially if I was unemployed! Nice to dream though!
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if you aren't already, stretch

if you can get in the habit of stretching everyday, awesome... at the very least stretch before and after you ride for about 15-20 minutes or so... it will help alot in preventing injury, recovery after a hard day of shred, and you will ride better
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if you aren't already, stretch

if you can get in the habit of stretching everyday, awesome... at the very least stretch before and after you ride for about 15-20 minutes or so... it will help alot in preventing injury, recovery after a hard day of shred, and you will ride better

any advice or recommendations on what stretches would be good to do daily? I don't know any yoga or anything
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Just get drunk.


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LMFAO


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Old 03-05-2010, 12:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just get dunk.

LMFAOO im gonna send this to my girl...shes a Yoga Fanatic
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LOL in addition the drinking yoga poses you can follow these instructions from the Baldface website. Sessions A and B. It incorporates strength and flexibility.

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