5 Snowboard Warm Ups – On Mountain Tutorial
In this video I’m going to show you 5 snowboard warm ups that you can on the mountain. These are going to help prevent injuries, get your body moving, and focus your mind on the skill or trick that you want to learn that day.
Start, with a few arm stretches and arm circles. The most common injuries in snowboarding are related to wrists and shoulders, so this is a great way to help prevent those injuries. Even once you get going on your first run, continue to do arm circles and get your shoulders really warmed up.
Next get into a squat. This snowboard warm up will stretch out your legs, hips and lower back. When I’m squatting I’m thinking about all the different grabs I can do on my board and just how much flexibility I need to get that grab. You can continue to bend your knees and grab your board as your ride to get warmed up and to remind yourself of what grab feels like.
You can also bend your knees and heel slide into switch. This will warm up your legs by getting into a seated position, and get your mind thinking about switch riding. This is also the same movement if you want to learn back boardslides to switch out.
Twisting while you ride is a great snowboard warm up for your core muscles. If you’re good at switch riding then you can do the full 180 twists. This is also great practice for twisting 180’s. If your not ready for switch riding yet, you can warm up your core by twisting front and back shiftys. This is also great practice for speed checks, board slides, and for doing shifty’s in the air.
If your goal for the day is butters, then you can do some nose and tail presses on the spot. This snowboard warm up will give your legs that feeling of flexing your board. Take this to the next level by doing the penguin walk, which will definitely get your heart rate up and gets you into the rhythm of moving your weight back and forth over your nose and tail.
I hope these 5 snowboard warm ups will give you some ideas for stretching and warming up on the mountain. If you have some warm up or stretches that your do, it would be great to hear about them in the comment section. If you found this video helpful, remember to give it a thumbs up! Thanks for watching and I’ll see ya in the next video.