Snowboard Workout Program
CPT Fitness

Dumbbell Rows

To develop upper-body symmetry and stability you need to do two things; you need to push and you need to pull. The dumbbell row is one of the best when it comes to working the back (pulling muscles). Not only does it strengthen the specific muscles (Latissimus dorsi, trapezius and quadratus) but stretches them as well. Because the rider uses these same muscles in a rotative way, the variation I have included involves a little more rotation. The rider will benefit from increased neck stability (trapezius) and overall injury prevention.

The Details
1. With dumbbell in right hand place left knee and hand on flat bench.
2. Bend at waist and maintain a straight upper back.
3. With palm facing body, pull dumbbell up even with lower chest. Lower weight to bottom position and repeat.
  For advanced, rotate torso for extra range of motion.
As mentioned before this exercise helps with neck stability by strengthening the trapezius muscle (upper neck). This may help prevent some neck injuries and help with overall balance.

Lower Body Excercises

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