Just Yesterday, i went snowboarding. Today i am hella sore at my neck, arms, legs, and shoulders. Do u guys have a way to prevent this from happening or should i just live with it? Hmm... Maybe i shoulda stretched before i went snowboarding.
Don't worry - stretching wouldn't have helped. If you never go to the gym, but tomorrow decided to go do a few sets of deep squats, you'd be majorly f*cked before you could walk out of the gym. Same with snowboarding.
Short answer is unfortunately that there's next-to-nothing you can do now
to fix it immediately. The next time you go, won't be as bad, and the time after that even less. But ifyou don't train in the off-season, you'll be going through this same feeling every December.
Even if you work out regularly (including cardio, resistance, etc.) when you go snowboarding you are going to use muscles that you didn't know you had, and you are going to use the muscles you do
know about in ways that you've never worked them before. The pain in your shoulders comes from lifting yourself off your ass, either from falling or at the top of the hill when you sit down to putyour bindings on. You probably pressed up like that 40+ times yesterday. Do that in your living room in the middle of july, and you'll be sore the next day, too
The neck soreness is definitely from falling. Not much you can do about that except to practice, get better, and stop falling
Legs, well that's a no-brainer. Snowboarding does a lot of work on legs & core. You're using your quads in a way you've probably never used them, and your doing a lot of standing on your toes which strains your feet & calf muscles. You can build up this strength in your calves & toes by doing lots of jumping rope. It sucks, but I force myself to do it in he off-season because I know it pays off in February. Calf raises help, but not as much.