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Old 01-25-2012, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I probably should have posted this in the slam section, but they tell you not to ask people to diagnose your issues. However, i'm confident that someone on this forum probably has an answer for me.

Why do my arms feel sore after snowboarding?

I think it's either because i'm forcing my bindings to hard, pushing up to stand up after sitting down, and moving my upper body too much. Anybody else have sore arms after snowboarding?

I just thought that this was weird for snowboarding, which seems to use more lower body strength imo.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you tend to catch falls with your arms?

How much have you/do you ride?

Don't sit to strap in perhaps?
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i ride from 5-11, but nothing else hurts.
when I fall, i slow myself down by dragging my arms, but i don't flex it or anything.
its hard to keep my balance strapping in standing up
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its hard to keep my balance strapping in standing up
This sort of thing takes practice, it may feel odd at first but you'll find yourself doing less work sitting down and standing up, and you won't get the snow diaper haha.

As for your issue it could be a variety of things. Generally your arms would be sore from falling on them, using them to stand up too often. There are other things that could be causing it from your actual riding style, but it's unlikely, and without a video it would be hard to diagnose and correct.
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if your triceps hurt, it maybe from pushing up from a seated position to often. if your forearms hurt, probably from knuckle dragging or if you come close to falling and use your hands to push yourself back up.
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get stronger arms.

if you didn't fall, that pain is your puny little muscles trying to grow, help them!
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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get stronger arms.

if you didn't fall, that pain is your puny little muscles trying to grow, help them!
hahahaha will if my arms are not strong enough to snowboard that is a serious problem because i pay $35 a day every week to lift weights with my soccer team. Thanks for the advice though

it's probably from pushing from a sitting position too much. I'll just learn to bind in while standing. Any advice on preventing movement while strapping in? because that's the problem I have with that.
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hahahaha will if my arms are not strong enough to snowboard that is a serious problem because i pay $35 a day every week to lift weights with my soccer team. Thanks for the advice though

it's probably from pushing from a sitting position too much. I'll just learn to bind in while standing. Any advice on preventing movement while strapping in? because that's the problem I have with that.

I solved the problem with rear entry bindings, K2 ctx in my case. Instead of sitting you go down on one arm on a slope, bend your knees, pull the lever up and go. No sitting.
There are many different opinions about this tech...I personally love it. Riding is in general more physical the skiing, I also protect hands and knuckles with a protective glove.
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I solved the problem with rear entry bindings, K2 ctx in my case. Instead of sitting you go down on one arm on a slope, bend your knees, pull the lever up and go. No sitting.
There are many different opinions about this tech...I personally love it. Riding is in general more physical the skiing, I also protect hands and knuckles with a protective glove.
Would the bindings from flow work? I have heard they are better than K2 because they move back more. Thanks for the advice!
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On powder days or riding lots of tight trees\steeps I use my upper body to induce lower body spin to initiate pivot turns, on days like this I notice soreness in my upper body and arms, I never sit down to put on bindings I've had this issue before I used rear entry bindings.

Got my free repair parts from K2 for my carbon fiber AutoEvers installed over the weekend, rear entries are going back into the backup bin until I move back to the midwest for winters which hopefully never happens.
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