I've read time and time again that for balance type sports, Kettlebells are it, you wouldn't think swinging a bell would hurt you legs, but holy shit two days later your inner thighs are killing, every routine works your abs/core/balance.
Just youtube Kettlebell Workouts and get back with me in two weeks, dont buy to heavy of one for your first try
Yoga. Seriously. Get a month or two of yoga in (once or twice a week in between other exercise) leading up to riding season. I do it every year and it helps so much with endurance, core strength, and flexibility - all which are absolute MUSTS when it comes to riding hard.
I spent 2-1/2 years of religiously hitting the gym 3-4 times a week! After about a year off, I have in the last two weeks, been getting back in the gym! I won't go into all the details for my absence, but I wanted to mention that for several months now I have been working at home with a slackline, some stability disks and a couple of balance boards I built!
In the last 9 months, I have lost a great deal of the upper body strength and conditioning I had worked so hard to attain,.. (Not to mention gaining back about 30 lbs!) However! Today I discovered that my Adductor & Abductor's muscles are actually WAY stronger now than they were when I was in the gym regularly!! I worked them on the machines with much heavier weights and with more sets and reps than I could when I was hitting that machine routinely!
Obviously, the Slackline and Balance boards Really Do Work!!! (...and they're fun!) My balance is much better and it appears I have definitely strengthened muscles that routinely got sore as hell after a weekend of riding!!
I'm looking forward to becoming a "Buttering Fool" this season!! :thumbsup:
chomps, add in some plyometrics with that slackline and you'll drop 30 lbs in no time. I can't preach it enough, plyo plyo plyo makes man a machine! If you want to really get those adds and abds firing do some lateral plyo movements.
If u want to make any exercise burn more just pause for 2 or three seconds as ur half way thru the motion. For those who just want to wearthier snowboard boots all the time do a leg workout with them on, ull feel the difference. Just bring ur boots to the gym no one will think its wierd
I carry around anywhere between 25 to 40 lbs on each arm multiple times a day. This includes some squats, dead lifts, and shoulder presses. I sprint short distances and usually fall down, and then have to push up anywhere between 25 to 90 lbs on my back, depends if I have 1, 2 , or 3 sets of weights on me. My heart rate and blood flow usually increases dramatically around dinner time and before bed time. I do this workout every day of the week, and multiple times on the weekend.
I'm no professional but this what seems to work for me....
Overhead Press 5x5
Bench Press 5x5 (Useless but girls like pecks)
Low Row 5x5
Leg Press 5x5
Row for 15min
Row for 30min
High jump on boxes
Jump down off boxes with weight
Rotational jumps onto boxes
Rotational jumps off of boxes with weight
30 pull ups (various combinations of direction, arms, yadda)
30 push ups (various combinations of legs/arms involved)
5x5 planking exercises with weight
Wind sprints until failure
Schedule looks like this
M,W,F - Strength Days
T,T - Cardio Days
Sat - Activity day (i pick something active to do)
Sun - Free day (if i'm not active I chill out)
I basically carry this schedule year round except that on any given day I may skip because I'll be snowboarding.