Snowboarding: muscle preparation
Finally, let's get to the muscles. What are the right exercises to prepare for snowboarding? This sport involves many lateral movements, jumps, squatting and position changes that require strong leg muscles and core stability. Strength training, using weights to perform squats or leg curls, allows you to build strong quadriceps and calves. Finally, you can work on the strength of the core with abdominal crunches. However, the paravetebral and upper limbs should not be overlooked either, as they are still stimulated by this sport. How to work on all these aspects together? The first suggestion is to use specific circuits, i.e. a series of exercises to be performed quickly one after the other, interspersed with short breaks. This is a fast and effective workout, perfect for improving muscle strength.
You can practice the circuits with different types of equipment: from traditional gym machines and then move on to isotonic machines such as chest press, pectoral machines, leg press, etc.. and the most modern equipment such as Skillmill
is the first non-motorized treadmill that allows you to improve power, speed, endurance and agility in a safe, engaging and effective way; Skillrow
is the first fully connected indoor rower that allows you to perform both cardio and power training; Skillbike
is the indoor bike with a real gearbox that allows you to experience the excitement and challenge of outdoor cycling and Skillrun,
the treadmill that allows you to perform both cardio and power training, up to small equipment dedicated to free body training such as Skilltools
The circuits will have to be repeated several times, alternating a lap with low repetitions and high loads to a lap with high repetitions and low loads. The aim will be to make the muscles strong and resistant so that they can change direction effortlessly and jump when needed.