Snowboard Workout Program
CPT Fitness

Getting Started

Ok, you've got the boots, boards, bindings, clothing and the lessons are booked. You're set, right? Well, not quite. One important key to a better first time out is being physically prepared. That means training your cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility systems.

Emphasis for beginners is on balance/strengthening the "wrist, elbow, shoulder" (for getting up and falling down), "neck and lower back" (injury protection), and "ankle, lower leg" (less leg muscle burn = more rides). Clicking on the snowboard workout links listed on the left (strength, cardio, flexibility, injury prevention and plyometrics), will give you the specifics on each component. For great fitness tips and articles (including exercising in the cold), click on the CPT HOME page above. When reading the description of each strength exercise make sure to check out the beginners note section. This will give modifications or alternate exercises if needed.

Well, that's about it, so start working out, grab your gear, and get ready for the time of your life!!


Ride healthy,

 

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