Before I get into answering the question on how to become a better snowboarder I have to tell you a couple of major things about sports performance in general.
To be good in any sport you need to be pretty regular in your fitness program.
There are no shortcuts that will get you better in any sports performance unless you :
- exercise regularly
- eat nutritious foods
- recover smartly
- perform the specific sports performance programs
- do the sport
It may sound very strict and overwhelming but it is not as hard it looks unless you want to become a pro in a certain sport. The more athletic you want to become, the harder and more strict regime you must perform.
However, if you are a one-week-a-year Snowboarder only you must prepare for it too, otherwise you will not be able to perform for as long as you want, you may get very weak and tired easily, or you may get badly injured.
I am a strong snowboarder however I haven’t got a chance to do snowboarding for 3 years because of lockdowns and the overall C-19 world situation.
I was a bit worried about how my performance will do, but obviously, I made myself prepared with:
- pretty regular muscular endurance and HIIT full-body workouts
- cardiovascular and muscular endurance road biking long distance training
- cardiovascular and muscular endurance MTB
- flexibility training
- core training
I haven’t been training madly however I was doing such a mix of training consistently for about 10 weeks before I went snowboarding.
I made sure I do at least three of the above-mentioned training examples a week.
On my strong weeks 5 of them.
It may be different for everyone as everything depends on individual fitness level, body needs, strengths, and weaknesses.
I am a pretty fit person, so for me, it was more about getting my endurance and legs strengthened up.
I am happy with how my performance went.
I could do snowboarding for 6 hours nonstop with short brakes.
I have not suffered from any injuries or delayed onset muscle soreness.
I could snowboard for 5 days in a row and I required only one day of break to fully recover.
I did 10 full days of snowboarding in total.
After 3 years of break, it felt really fine!
If you are willing to get yourself back on track, create a specific training program that meets your needs, contact me and we will do something about it!