stretch can be a great benefit to the snowboarder. The muscles being
stretched are the lateral rotators of the hip, one being the piriformis
muscle. This muscle when overly tight can press against the sciatic
nerve causing lower leg and back pain. Because the rider uses these
specific muscles carving and spinning, its easy to see why this
stretch is useful.
supine (flat on back) clasp hands behind head.
left foot on bent right knee.
lift right leg up. Stop and hold 10-30 seconds when
you feel tightness in hip muscle.
right foot to floor and repeat.
finished switch legs.
find these muscles (along with the internal hip rotators)
get used quite a bit starting out, especially when one
foot is out of binding (skating). This one is good to