New(ish) boarder looking for fitness tips - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2010, 07:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
jettica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Question New(ish) boarder looking for fitness tips

Hi all.

I went snowboarding in Austria a few years ago. It was great fun but I didn't have the fitness level or experience to really get the most out of it. My boyfriend is an awesome boarder, goes a lot, does all the tricks and looks awesome while doing it.

I however am an overweight wimp of a girl.

I weight 217lbs and am 5'7" tall.

I'm losing weight through healthy eating and now need to step it up with some exercise. I'd love to be able to board with Ben so I was thinking that my exercise routine should be one that will get me fit for the briefly talked about Canada trip that will be happening soon.

Firstly, stamina. I want to start jogging in the mornings before work (in fact I went out this morning.) Is this a good way to build stamina? If yes then how long/far should I be going for. Bearing in mind that I am relatively unfit.

Secondly, flexibility. Is yoga the way to go about this or are there stretches/exercises I should be doing.

Thirdly, strength. I've never felt pain like the burn in my thighs from a day boarding. How can I minimalise this, strengthen my legs and also improve my core strength?

Any other tips/advice would be greatly received.
Thank you!
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-16-2010, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
mitchamus
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

well balance exercises would be my advice. walking or joggin is good.
You should look into an indo board you can do that in your own home
it helps with balance and building core stamina. stairs are great too.

Squats are good.

Also if you have your own board and stuff strap up in your house and practice standing up do that a couple time a day.

The pain will start to go away the more you do things.

Also have you ever thought about just skiing? it maybe a little easier for you .
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 10:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
jettica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm not sure my boyfriend would ever forgive me if I became a skier. Heh.

I could ski but I'd have to get lessons all over again. Plus I feel like I'd be taking the easy way out. There is also something about snowboarding that I find inherently cooler than skiing. I don't know why.

But thank you. They are some great tips.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 11:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
gjsnowboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 539
Default

Firstly, stamina. I want to start jogging in the mornings before work (in fact I went out this morning.) Is this a good way to build stamina? If yes then how long/far should I be going for. Bearing in mind that I am relatively unfit.
Yes this is a great to start building up your cardio. look to doing 1- 3 miles. If you start to hurt stop and walk. Build up slowly your pace. I would start doing 1 to 2 miles the first week a day either walk or jog. then increase your pace. when you can get to the 10-12 minute pace then start increaseing your mileage.

Secondly, flexibility. Is yoga the way to go about this or are there stretches/exercises I should be doing.
Yoga is a great way to go increase flexibility but for now I would say to check out stretching charts and go with those. Some yoga poses may not be possible for you as yet.

Thirdly, strength. I've never felt pain like the burn in my thighs from a day boarding. How can I minimalise this, strengthen my legs and also improve my core strength?
Squats w/ just you body weight, Squats on a boso ball or ballance board, Squats with weights, jump roping, Lunges, stairs. Did I happen to mention to squats


I would recommend that if you have a gym membership to go talk with a PT and set yourself out a workout plan. Also particpate in activities that get you moving. Hiking and biking are two great ones.
gjsnowboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 02:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
jettica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thank you.
Very good advice. I intend to run in the morning and take a more structured approach with different intervals and what not.

You'll be pleased to know I've done my squats for the day.

As for yoga I'm not really a beginner. However, I seem to do the same routine and poses (really need to go to a class instead.) I need to put together a series of poses that works my body all round.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 02:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
mitchamus
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

try the if you have the nintendo wii try the wii fit.

Also i'm sure you boyfriend would appreciate some new moves and what not. lol -- just kidding.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 02:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Texas Exclusive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Dallas
Posts: 139
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchamus View Post
try the if you have the nintendo wii try the wii fit.

Also i'm sure you boyfriend would appreciate some new moves and what not. lol -- just kidding.
Good laughs, thanks man.
Texas Exclusive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
jettica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

He said and I quote
"definitely."

I'm not sure he could handle more moves.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 04:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
209Cali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central Cali
Posts: 250
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
I'm not sure he could handle more moves.
oh burn! Hopefully he doesnt read this
209Cali is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums