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Old 04-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi peoples!

I am from the UK and have only been boarding at my local indoor snow slope and only since the middle of February.

As I play ice hockey, I thought I had good legs but I guess I'm now using the muscles in a different way??? And I'm going harder and pushing myself as only a hockey player does! ;-)

I'm also guessing that if you are lucky enough to get on the slopes any time you like, and have been doing it for years and years, you'll have trained your body to cope very well???

So, are there any workouts to help me develop the correct muscle groups???

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Also some isometrics. One of the first muscles to "go" if you're not in condition is your quads. Unless you stand straight up on the board with your knees virtually locked, your thighs will eventually start to scream. Holding a semi-squat for a minute or more will train this.
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Thanks guys, as I said, playing hockey, as I'm sure you'll know has given me strong legs but I was surprised how I feel the burn after I spend time at my slope...
I don't want to be stronger, just snowboard fit.... I am getting a bike so I guess that's a good step plus, at 6'3" and 205 I'm not too small! So I do wanna shed a little weight but as you say, tone up some....
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Thanks guys, as I said, playing hockey, as I'm sure you'll know has given me strong legs but I was surprised how I feel the burn after I spend time at my slope...
I don't want to be stronger, just snowboard fit.... I am getting a bike so I guess that's a good step plus, at 6'3" and 205 I'm not too small! So I do wanna shed a little weight but as you say, tone up some....
Core work. I don't work out but am super active/ride horses (strong core required) and I never feel the burn snowboarding unless I've not taken a proper break or am in choppy conditions (both often occur). However, I'd think playing hockey requires a strong core also?
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yoga/flexibility training of your choice

skateboard/longboarding

the hockey will be handy if you need to bodycheck any duck skiers out the way
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My friends over at Pro-Ride actually put together a little snowboard workout here that you might find useful:

Snowboard Workout | Pro Ride Snowboarding Camps, BC Canada

If I recall correctly they took most of those exercises from riders on the Canadian halfpipe team, so you know the exercises there will be solid.
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Hi peoples!

I am from the UK and have only been boarding at my local indoor snow slope and only since the middle of February.

As I play ice hockey, I thought I had good legs but I guess I'm now using the muscles in a different way??? And I'm going harder and pushing myself as only a hockey player does! ;-)

I'm also guessing that if you are lucky enough to get on the slopes any time you like, and have been doing it for years and years, you'll have trained your body to cope very well???

So, are there any workouts to help me develop the correct muscle groups???

TIA,

David.
There are several workouts you can do in the off season. Google snowboard leg workouts.

One exercise is pause squats with a little weight.It's the best way of mimicking what your body is doing on the hill. Just put a little weight on your back and do some movements. HUGE results.

Snowboarding or skiing is HIIT, so it would behoove you to do HIIT both on and off season, and keep it going as a side benefit for your heart.

Also as with any HIIT you will benefit from any simple sugar, such as Gatorade or the like.
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Last summer i did alot of hiking. Downhill mountain biking, cx mountain biking, longboarding and 3-4the days i did yoga. I really only felt the true jello legs about 15 days thia year when conditions were really deep or semi deep wet snow. I snowboarded 145ish days. I could litteraly ride groomers all day, non stop Early season. That was a huge contrast from years before of getting tired by 1130. Im still a big ass guy. 6' 275/280. My legs are like tree trunks right now though
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Balance boards are great for leg conditioning and of course, balance.
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i don't really work out at a gym but i try to do a lot of core exercises in my room and always stretch afterwards.
before i do anything like that i'll run sprints up and down my stairs for about 5 or so mins to get the muscles loose and warmed up, then do whatever work out i was planning on and finish it off with some stretching.
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