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Old 06-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hey over 30 crowd - exercise anyone?

Just wondering, what are your summer time routines to keep fit and ready or...if you are like me and never got fit and ready for the season?

Im kinda battling some arthritis in my back from some injuries and no core strength in the stomach from eating 2000 calorie lunches and sitting behind my computer for 12 hours a day. I also have a shoulder injury that I'm getting PT for, and HOPING I dont end up having to have surgery on.

Just wondering, what exercises do you do so that you can at least put your bindings strapped without passing out (no serious I was this bad at the beginning of the season). Im 6' and 200#'s but my frame doesn't really do well for 200 pounds. My optimal weight should be like 170. Almost 40 years old too so, some cardio everyday should be in the works. Other than losing 10 - 15 pounds (my goal) and doing cardio at least every other day,...

what exercises would be best geared toward snowboarding and keep from ripping something in the knees, neck, etc etc...?

Thanks for your wisdom!
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Start with leg presses & lunges. That way you are working one leg at a time and then move up to squats.
You will definitely need simple core exercises. I have lost almost 6 inches just from eating properly and dumping sugars & fast food. Once you get started and realise how much better ypu feel and look it will become addicting. Just don't buy into the hype of protein powders & stuff. I know people that live off of that stuff and drop $2-300 a month. Bodybuilding.com - #1 Exercises Guide! Over 300+ Free Exercise Videos And Guides
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Also do not think of weight lost but inches. You want to slowly tone and build muscle not burn all of your fat off. I would spend no more than 15 minutes a day on the treadmill or running.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm 38.

Your best bet is to keep the pounds off and simply stated, this means cardiovascular exercise and eating well.

I'm in the gym quite a bit and I skate(board) at parks throughout the summer. At the moment I've extensively lessened my weight lifting and do a lot of cardio and core training. I'm averaging 3-4 days at a skate park. In the past month I've lost a few pounds for sure because this morning I put on a pair of pants and they were super loose compared to a good fit a couple of months ago.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ttchad View Post
I would spend no more than 15 minutes a day on the treadmill or running.
Are you serious? No more than 15 minutes a day running? What the hell will that do? You would just be getting warmed up? Yes, I know it takes time to get into a running program but restricting yourself to 15 minutes a day is a terrible idea.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Key point: it took a while to get to this point, it will take a while to get back to a good weight
Another key note, just like snowboarding start small and progress.

Give up soda if you drink it, especially anything DIET. That stuff is so bad for you. Keep a eating log, write down everything you eat and when, seriously for 1 week. You can then look to see what and when you are eating and you can then adjust your diet.

You don't need to run at first. Nothing wrong with starting with a 10 minute walk. Then 20 minutes, then 30, you get the idea and walking is free. Once you build some stamina increase the speed and/or terrain. Find a park with a hill, walk up the hill a few times, if you can jog it, if possible run/sprint it once or twice.

Not sure if you used to train or your background but I think a good all body work out 3 times a week on a machine type weight system would do you well. It will work your chest, back, arms, legs and abs.
All your big muscle groups, IE core muscles.

If you have the means, see if someone can recommend a trainer or dietitian with a sports background.

It can be done and just a guess but I would think that a goal of 15lbs and strengthening of your core wold be a good 6 month goal getting you close to this years season start, depending where you live. Our season doesn't start till Dec barring a huge dump.

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Old 06-17-2011, 04:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm 54 and I know about fighting the downhill battle. I have a post-it on my monitor that says "Stretch!" and a couple of times a day I get up and do that. Nothing spectacular, just straight legs and touch the ground behind my heels (took a while to get to that point).

I'm lucky in that we have a gym at work. I go down 3-4 times a week. 30 minutes on the treadmill, either a straight run or "random hills", followed by 15-20 minutes of weight training. I also run on weekends, 10 k route.

As others have said, it doesn't have to be extreme, just consistent. And get rid of the soft drinks.

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Rip lines of blow and just start doing crazy hard work outs. You'll lose weight and have a hell of a workout.
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^^^^^ hahahahaha you will have to keep doing lines every 15 mins after you come down from your peak i hear
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm not quite 30, but my body feels about 60. LOTS of past injuries (many broken bones and sprains, broken back, etc)
Yet I still ride full time (5+ days a week all winter) How? ...

STRETCHING! Gets more important every year, and now is essential (including off-season)
BIKING! Bike everywhere you go, don't drive or bus.
EXERCISE I don't really do this one, but Squats & Core exercises are the main ones.
EAT HEALTHY Chicken, juice, and dark greens.

And don't worry about getting tired from strapping in - that's the hardest part of snowboarding! Seriously, it is!

There, you're good to go
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