Thinking ‘bout powder? Fresh tracks? Firsties? You might want to skip out of your regular fitness routine and put a snow spin on things. Our lady partner SBCWomen.com and their fitness guru Taylor Godber share some key workout tips from pre-season to après riding.

The entire stretching session will take a mere 15 minutes, so no excuses. Get down to business.  The first three exercises are listed below to get started. See the entire routine here on SBCWomen.com.

Piriformis Stretch

Why it’s good: Stretches your lateral rotators of the hip. These are the  muscles that you use to initiate spins while snowboarding.
 
How to:
1.Lie on your back with your left leg bent (with your left foot right under  your knee) and your right foot on your left knee (your right knee and foot  should be make your shin parallel to the floor).
2. Slightly lift your left leg off of the floor. Clasp your hand around your left  hamstring.
3. Gently pull your left leg towards your chest, while keeping your right foot  rested on your left leg. Stop when you start to feel a stretch.
4. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
5. Slowly lower your left leg back to the floor and repeat on the opposite side.

Cat- Cow Stretch

Why it’s good: Stretches your lateral rotators of the hip. These are the
muscles that you use to initiate spins while snowboarding.
 
How to:
1.Lie on your back with your left leg bent (with your left foot right under  your knee) and your right foot on your left knee (your right knee and foot  should be make your shin parallel to the floor).
2. Slightly lift your left leg off of the floor. Clasp your hand around your left  hamstring.
3. Gently pull your left leg towards your chest, while keeping your right foot  rested on your left leg. Stop when you start to feel a stretch.
4. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
5. Slowly lower your left leg back to the floor and repeat on the opposite side.

Seated Hamstring Stretch

How to:
1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you.
2. With your toes flexed (pointing the ceiling).
3. With a flat back and your arms at your sides and tilt at your chest towards your legs.
4. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
5. Reach your arms out towards your toes, you may now round your back.
6. Use a resistance band or towel to help pull yourself closer to your legs.
7. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
8. When releasing out of the stretch always move slowly.

 

 

Thinking ‘bout powder? Fresh tracks? Firsties? You might want to skip out of your regular fitness routine and put a snow spin on things. Our lady partner SBCWomen.com and their fitness guru Taylor Godber share some key workout tips from pre-season to après riding.

The entire stretching session will take a mere 15 minutes, so no excuses. Get down to business.  The first three exercises are listed below to get started. See the entire routine here on SBCWomen.com.

Piriformis Stretch

Why it’s good: Stretches your lateral rotators of the hip. These are the  muscles that you use to initiate spins while snowboarding.
 
How to:
1.Lie on your back with your left leg bent (with your left foot right under  your knee) and your right foot on your left knee (your right knee and foot  should be make your shin parallel to the floor).
2. Slightly lift your left leg off of the floor. Clasp your hand around your left  hamstring.
3. Gently pull your left leg towards your chest, while keeping your right foot  rested on your left leg. Stop when you start to feel a stretch.
4. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
5. Slowly lower your left leg back to the floor and repeat on the opposite side.

Cat- Cow Stretch

Why it’s good: Stretches your lateral rotators of the hip. These are the
muscles that you use to initiate spins while snowboarding.
 
How to:
1.Lie on your back with your left leg bent (with your left foot right under  your knee) and your right foot on your left knee (your right knee and foot  should be make your shin parallel to the floor).
2. Slightly lift your left leg off of the floor. Clasp your hand around your left  hamstring.
3. Gently pull your left leg towards your chest, while keeping your right foot  rested on your left leg. Stop when you start to feel a stretch.
4. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
5. Slowly lower your left leg back to the floor and repeat on the opposite side.

Seated Hamstring Stretch

How to:
1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you.
2. With your toes flexed (pointing the ceiling).
3. With a flat back and your arms at your sides and tilt at your chest towards your legs.
4. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
5. Reach your arms out towards your toes, you may now round your back.
6. Use a resistance band or towel to help pull yourself closer to your legs.
7. Hold for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
8. When releasing out of the stretch always move slowly.