The burpees will help you build up endurance. It’ll be very useful on long runs, hiking up in the backcountry, or taking multiple laps in the park.
This is one of the most universal exercises for snowboarding, as it targets most of the muscles in your body.
Squats are the foundation exercise for the lower body, especially for snowboarders. Since you’ll spend most of the time in that position. And the legs will take the main load while riding.
Squats will help you improve dynamic motions while riding. Such as applying pressure on edges while braking or performing turns with up-unweighting.
Squats target following muscles: quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves.
To further improve your leg muscles there’s an awesome challenging exercise just for that. The squat hold is a static exercise. It improves the strength and endurance of your muscles.
It’s an important exercise for snowboarding. You’ll be in a similar static position while riding quite a lot. So you’ll want to have strong legs on long runs.
Squat Holds target following muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.
Another static exercise for leg muscles is wall sits. It’s quite similar to squat hold, the difference is you have to lean against a wall.
This one is also a perfect static exercise for snowboarders. It helps build up muscle endurance. You’ll be thankful you did those on that top to bottom double diamond run.
Wall sits target following muscles: quadriceps.
Lunges are another great exercise to strengthen a bunch of your leg muscles as well as to improve your balance.
You’ll perform many movements with one foot strapped to a snowboard. So in a way lunges imitates that, imagine climbing uphill with only one foot strapped to a snowboard.
Lunges target following muscles: quads, hamstrings, calves, glutes, and abs.
Plank exercise trains the core of your body. Needless to say, you have to have a strong core just in order to stand straight and to maintain a balance.
Plank is a static exercise. It will challenge your core muscles an make them more firm.
Your core muscles will be initiated whole time during riding, especially while doing tricks. You’ll need to maintain that counter rotational posture on jibs you know.
Plank target following muscles: abs.
This is one of the basic exercises for the upper body. Push-ups will make your chest, back, arms, and even core stronger.
If you fall on a snowboard, having a strong upper body is going to help you get up quicker and with ease. Also, it will ease out the carrying of snowboard around or hiking up with it.
Push-ups target following muscles: back, shoulders, triceps, core, and pectoral muscles.
This is a dynamic exercise for your abs. Unlike static exercises like Plank, the Bicycles will give a dynamic load to your core muscles by flexing and extending.
Again core muscles play an important part in your body while snowboarding. Being able to reach for a snowboard to grab it is an awesome feeling. So you’ll have to work for it. Believe me it will pay off on the slopes.
Bicycles target following muscles: abs.
While that exercise might look funny, the looks might be deceiving. This is a good exercise for your hips and glutes.
The benefit of Bridges is they’ll help you stay in balance on the snowboard. You’ll become more stable and will be able to adjust your balance faster. Another benefit is in conjunction with Squats you can increase your Ollie height.
Bridges target following muscles: glutes, hips, core, and hamstrings.
At the end of the workout, spend at least 5 minutes stretching. It will relax your muscles and help your body loosen up after a workout.
You might be overwhelmed after finishing reading this article. My advice would be don’t rush! Start small and gradually build your way up.
These are quite simple exercises for snowboarding and:
The best thing about these exercises is that they don’t require any equipment and can be done virtually anywhere, anytime.