Work On the Legs
Start with squats but make sure you are doing it right. A few YouTube videos might help you out in that case. If you feel you are progressing well you can start using dumbbells followed by extra weights to increase the intensity of the workout. You can follow that by doing sit ups which makes your leg muscles stronger and in addition give you great abs. Working on your legs and keeping them properly tuned is necessary because while snowboarding these are the bridge between you and your snowboard and even a minor muscle pull, cramp or any other physical problem can ruin your happy time of the year.
Develop Your Arms
To treat your arm muscles you can start with the good old fashioned pushups. After you get a hold of them, start increasing the challenge. Go up on your arms and count till 5 then come down, then do it again. Or to step up the exercises complete a few pushups then go in the up position for approximately 30 seconds before coming down. You can take it a step further by performing dips. In this specific type of exercise you’ll need the help of a bench. Sit on a bench and put your right and left arms at the right and left edges. Now slide towards the ground and stretch your arms. This action is the same as climbing off the floor onto the heel side of your board.
Work On the Balance
Make it a habit to stretch before any physical activity. This will loosen taut and rigid muscles and lessen the chance of injury. You might have noticed how every professional athlete or sport team always performs warm-ups prior to a match.
Go On A Test Drive
What can be a better way to prepare for snowboarding then to do something similar but on a different surface? Rollerblading can give you the whole idea of what to expect when you are snowboarding. It will give you the physical workout, the correct frame of mind and a chance to test your balance, agility, flexibility and overall preparations for the snowboarding season.
It is very important to be in shape to enjoy snowboarding in a healthy way. Make sure you perform these tasks to avoid issues.