With winter right around the corner, anticipation for the 2022-2023 snowboard season is high. To ensure you perform your best this winter, it's always a good idea to apply some off-season snowboard training. As such, Never Summer put together this list of the top 10 pre-season workouts for snowboarding to help you on your way.
By following these simple snowboard exercises, you’ll be ready to throw down huge in the park and stomp big mountain lines when winter finally arrives. Not only will pre-season snowboard workouts help you avoid injury, but you will also ride with more confidence and style.
What are the Best Types of Off-Season Snowboard Training?
Your pre-season workout for snowboarding should be well-rounded. Therefore, you should focus on strengthening your legs, core, and upper body. Even more, certain activities like skateboarding will help keep your balance sharp for the upcoming winter.
Because they condition your calves, glutes, and quads, lunges are one of the most popular pre-season snowboarding workouts. To do a lunge, stand with your legs slightly split and place one foot about 24 inches forward. Next, bend your knees and lunge forward until your back knee is just off the ground and you are positioned on the ball of your back foot.
Squats are beneficial for strengthening your leg muscles as well as your core. To start, stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. After that, extend your arms forward to help improve your balance. Finally, squat in a sitting motion until your knees and thighs are about even with one another.
Trail running or hiking is a great cardio workout for off season snowboard training and great way to get outside. Not only does trail running strengthen your core and build endurance, but trail running also keeps your reflexes sharp and balance strong. If you happen to live in the mountains, high altitude training doesn’t hurt either.
Calf raises are one of the easiest snowboard exercises for the off season. To do a calf raise, simply stand up and raise your heels off the ground until you are standing on the balls of your feet. Next, lower yourself back to a normal standing posture and repeat.
Because they offer a full-body workout, burpees are a favorite exercise among endurance athletes. In the most basic sense, burpees are squat thrusts where you stand up straight between each repetition. By mixing a pushup motion with a legwork, you strengthen your body while getting a solid calisthenic exercise.
The most fun way to stay in shape during the off season is with other board sports. If you are lucky enough to live near the ocean, surfing is a great option for getting a full-body workout. Similarly, skateboarding will keep your muscles toned and your balance sharp for wintertime. Board sports like skateboarding, longboarding, surfing and wakesurfing help mimic the feel of riding a snowboard, like turning, slashing, ollie, sliding etc. Keeping your skills dialed in the offseason.
Many pro snowboarders utilize deadlifts to strengthen their quadriceps and hamstrings. Unlike many of these exercises, deadlifts can only be accomplished with the aid of barbells or dumbbells. Lift the weights straight from the ground by letting your legs to a bulk of the work.
Crunches are an excellent exercise for building your core. When you body is strong, you can handle just about anything the mountains throw at you on a snowboard. To do a crunch, lie on your back and bend your knees. Next, sit up and touch an elbow to the knee on the opposite side. Repeat as necessary.
Since squats are widely regarded as one of the go-to exercises for snowboarders, different variations are always recommended. With jump squats, swing your arms forward when you are coming up from a squat and literally jump into the air with at your arms extend upwards. As you land, bend your knees to absorb the shock - just like you would landing a jump on a snowboard.
Mountain biking, Road biking, BMX or even a cruiser is a great way to get in shape for the snowboarding season. Bicycling is has many health benefits, including increased cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and joint mobility. It also helps your coordination, so get out and ride!
Have Questions About Workouts for Snowboarding?
Not only is Never Summer one of the top snowboard manufacturers in the world, but we are also a team of expert riders. Take it from us, getting prepared for the upcoming season is the best way to up your skills and crush your goals.
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