Snowboarding Performance Warm-Up
Increasingly, specific sports are blamed for injuries when those sports may actually be helping the athlete postpone an ailment for weeks, months or years. These exercises are designed to help problem areas in your sport so you can have less pain and boost your performance.
1. These stretches are not designed to be medical advice. First consult a medical professional to ensure you don’t have an issue that requires medical attention (ie. break, infection, tumor, tear or organ involvement.)
2. If any of the stretches cause pain, stop doing it and move on to the next one.
Do These - Takes 3 Mins
HOW: EVENLY SQUEEZE THE KNEES TOGETHER, THEN RELEASE. KEEP FEET PARALLEL TO EACH OTHER AND DON’T LET STOMACH OR UPPER BACK PARTICIPATE.
HOW: CLASP ARMS BEHIND BACK TO EMPHASIZE GOOD POSTURE. LOOK UP AND SQUEEZE KNEES.
HOW: CLASP HANDS OVERHEAD, POINTING TO THE SKY. LOOK UP. ARCH BACK AND PUSH BELLY FORWARD.
HOW: WITH STRAIGHT ARMS, HINGE AT YOUR HIPS, PRESSING BELLY TOWARD THE GROUND SO AS TO CREATE A TABLETOP WITH YOUR BACK. NOW WITH VARIOUS FOOT POSITIONS, FIRST PIGEON-TOED, HOLD POSITION. THEN DUCK-TOED. THEN FEET LINED UP.
HOW: PIGEON-TOE FEET. STRAIGHT ARMS OVERHEAD WITH, PALMS FACING BEHIND, THUMBS TURNED TO POINT AS FAR OUTWARD TO THE SIDES AS POSSIBLE. HOLD POSITION. THEN MOVE ARMS TO 45 DEGREES, THEN AT 90 DEGREES STRAIGHT OUT FROM THE BODY.
HOW: IN A LUNGE POSITION, LOWER YOUR BACK KNEE TOWARD THE FLOOR AND THEN RETURN TO ORIGINAL POSITION, BOBBING UP AND DOWN. THEN SWITCH LEGS.
HOW: HANDS ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD. SQUEEZE SHOULDER BLADES LIGHTLY TOGETHER. BEND KNEES TO SIT BACK INTO A SQUAT POSITION.