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Old 07-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #41 (permalink)
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You have decided a good thing and because i personally feel that its an important thing i mean working out and staying active appropriate food these are the things that we really need to bother.Glad to see it.

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Old 10-08-2013, 03:26 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I've been lifting for 5+ years and am a former personal trainer.

I always switch up my routine 2 months prior to boarding season with this.


Box Squats
High Foot Leg Press
Hack Squat
Lying/Seated Leg Curl
Seated/Standing Calve raises

I'll do 15-20 reps and minimal rest. I'm always the least sore and have the most endurance. I've noticed having strong legs makes a world of difference on your board.


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Old 10-08-2013, 04:47 AM   #43 (permalink)
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To the OP:

I'm a hockey player too and I find that snowboarding hits your legs in a different way.

I found this workout to be helpful:

28 Minute Snowboard Workout - Fitness Blender Conditioning Workout Routine - YouTube
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:09 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys!

ju87, You're so right, I've been trying out lots of stuff including plyometrics and my legs are getting stronger than ever before!!!

I guess time will tell if it's actually making a difference when we go on our first trip to the real mountains!!!???

On our indoor slope, I am deffinately seeing the session (longest is 4hrs park) without too much fatigue and never sore the next day...

I'll check out the video.. Thanks!

Just checked it... I do some of that now but also squats on a ballance board! Thanks for the video though... I'll bring it into what I'm doing now! :-y

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if you can session for 4 hours no problem at the indoor slope you'll probably be fine.

you will have more downtime at a "real mountain" riding lifts, navigating & route-finding etc, so you're not banging out runs non-stop like you are at an indoor slope. 4 hours of indoor might even be more intense than a full day on the mountain.
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I would say that the only smart thing to do is strengthen your legs as a whole while making small adjustments that further enhance the snowboarding benefits.

For example take a typical leg workout:
Squats
Deadlifts
Leg Press
Leg Curl
Calve Raise

But do squats with an extremely slow negative or eccentric phase (Go down very slowly, Explode up)

Same deal with leg press, and leg curl.




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I've been lifting for 5+ years and am a former personal trainer.

I always switch up my routine 2 months prior to boarding season with this.


Box Squats
High Foot Leg Press
Hack Squat
Lying/Seated Leg Curl
Seated/Standing Calve raises

I'll do 15-20 reps and minimal rest. I'm always the least sore and have the most endurance. I've noticed having strong legs makes a world of difference on your board.


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Imo, isnt this a little too much for quads and not enough for hamstrings.

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if you can session for 4 hours no problem at the indoor slope you'll probably be fine.

you will have more downtime at a "real mountain" riding lifts, navigating & route-finding etc, so you're not banging out runs non-stop like you are at an indoor slope. 4 hours of indoor might even be more intense than a full day on the mountain.
Thanks for that!
Like I've said before, I thought I had great legs and they do me well at hockey but this snowboarding uses muscles in different ways...

As a D man, I don't tend to play forward as much but still go up front and play the faster game when needed plus I can give and take some big hits, good job seeing as I have had a few big falls!

Anyway, it's always good to keep on top of things and when we're out on the mountain, I guess I'll find out then if I'm doing it right?!?!?

Thanks again for the input!
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strength, flexibility & conditioning = injury prevention, which is the most important thing
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Imo, isnt this a little too much for quads and not enough for hamstrings.
Quads are much larger than hamstrings. Plus, most of your riding will be relying on your quads/glutes.
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Thanks for that!
Like I've said before, I thought I had great legs and they do me well at hockey but this snowboarding uses muscles in different ways...

As a D man, I don't tend to play forward as much but still go up front and play the faster game when needed plus I can give and take some big hits, good job seeing as I have had a few big falls!

Anyway, it's always good to keep on top of things and when we're out on the mountain, I guess I'll find out then if I'm doing it right?!?!?

Thanks again for the input!
are you the D man going in on the forecheck

tumbling at the rink definitely helps taking falls whilst snowboarding too
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