Snowboard Workout Program
CPT Fitness

Injury Prevention Training

Injuries are the worst!! Nothing's more discouraging than being at the top of your game, or at least trying to get there when you're sidelined by an injury! I've been there myself, and let me tell you, it's a heck of a lot easier to prevent an injury than it is to rehab it!! The exercises listed in the strength section all help prevent injuries, meaning, they specifically target and condition the muscles used during snowboarding and other sports. Listed below are a few of my favorites. They condition the shoulder (rotator cuff), wrist/forearm, and the neck. All areas that, when injured, can cause problems with balance and riding style. Here's your ounce of prevention!


The Details

Frequency: 3-5 days per week
Intensity:

Very light hand-weight to start for arm exercise! No weight for neck. Instead of increasing weight for these exercise (except neck) try increasing speed of repetition (tempo). Always maintain form and control!

Rotator cuff:
One set of 10 reps for raises. 2 sets of 10 for others.
Wrist:
3 sets of 10 reps. Flexion and extension.
Neck:
1 set of 10 reps to start.

Slow controlled reps on this one!

Duration: 5-10 minutes

Rotator cuff
Wrist
Neck
 

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