by Peter Salzano
'In order to do what you love, you should strengthen your body' says Peter Salzano a popular snowboarder and blogger.
Snowboarding is a tough sport that requires you to keep your legs in shape for more power. The following are some exercises listed by him that are must for a snowboarder.
A good leg workout is essential when you are a snowboarder. Therefore free squats are essential that helps in strengthening the quads, hamstrings, and hips.
2. PLANK EXERCISE
Plank exercise involves core muscles for balance and is a great exercise to strengthen the body. Repeat basic 4 sets of plans and hold in position for a minimum of 60 seconds.
Try out the normal as well as jumping lunges. Peter Salzano recommends the lunges with a step backward as they work better than the forward lunges and balances even more.
4. CHAIR DIPS
This exercise is great for building arm and shoulder strength. It is important for beginner snowboarders. Do 4 sets of 20 repetitions with 10-20 seconds of rest in between the exercise.
5. HOLLOW HOLD
This is a challenging exercise but helps greatly in building the core strength. Lie flat on the ground, bring your arms overhead. Slowly start lifting your head with arms and legs.
Hold on to the position for a minimum of 30 seconds.
6. POLYMETRIC HOPS
For the snowboarders who practice crazy jumps while snowboarding, polymetric hops are the best exercise. The goal of this exercise is to increase power.
Get ready in the squat position with hands held tight. Jump between the step once and then back on the floor. Do 4 sets of this exercise with 10 repetitions.
The above list of exercises by Peter Salzano will help you get ready for the snowboarding season.