FLOW-HOW: 5 Tips to Stay in Snowboarding Shape


Snowboarding can often be misunderstood. People often view it as a leisure activity instead of a sport. In some cases, that is true. However, snowboarding can be both physically and mentally taxing on the body. Flow is here with Tips to stay in peak snowboarding condition!

1) Running / Cardio

You may think that snowboarding is simply riding down a hill, but you’ll soon find out that it is actually a great workout in itself. Your whole body is constantly working as you’re having fun. Your legs, calves, and ankles are being strengthened as well as your core. Through running and other cardio exercises, you can increase your endurance and have enough energy to get in extra runs. While others are running out of stamina, you’ll have more runs to yourself. Cardio also helps you from getting tired in the thin mountain air.

2) Yoga

We know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t yoga meant for good looking girls in tight pants?” No….Well, yes but it is also good for snowboarders. Yoga is widely used by top athletes and incorporated into their daily training regimens.  Yoga increases flexibility as well as mental health. Yoga is also one of the top ways to prevent injuries. It keeps you loose, strong, and flexible on the mountain.

3) Eat Healthy

We’re not judging, We here at Flow are also guilty of drinking beer & eating cheeseburgers but it will eventually catch up to you. We’re just saying, it can’t hurt to mix in a salad or Acai Bowl (If you don’t know what an Acai Bowl is look HERE, they’re incredible).

4) Cross-Training Board Sports

Surfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding are all different but they do all share core board sport fundamentals. They all help you increase balance, core strength, reaction time, and are all really fun to do. You can’t be on the mountain everyday, so it is important to get your boarding fix somewhere else. Even Indo Boards help with training. Keep any type of board under your feet and it will help.

5) Snowboard

Nothing can recreate snowboarding, so the #1 thing that you can do to help your snowboarding is to snowboard. Snowboarding is an intense workout in itself. The items listed above are simply to help you better prepare for the mountain and to not feel rusty. Incorporate all of these items into your weekly routine, and we guarantee you’ll feel a difference.

 

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FLOW-HOW: Tips for a Snowboarding Road Trip


Road Trips are a necessity for any snowboarder. Anything from a day trip to a week long adventure, road trips are a part of the snowboarding experience. Flow is here with a few tips to help your road trip experience go as smooth as possible.

Pick the correct amount of people & the correct people

Ever heard of the expression “Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians?”. Road Tripping with too many people is a perfect example. Every person added to the trip is one more voice and one more opinion. Picking a few good friends that share your opinions is a wise choice for any Road Tripper.

Pack Accordingly

The Big Item here is snow chains. Driving on icy roads means that you need chains. Make sure you buy them before you get to icy conditions, the gas stations know that people need chains and they’ll charge you an arm & a leg for them.

-You will also need all of the snowboarding essentials. See Flow’s List of Snowboard essentials HERE.  Continue reading