It is 3 months out from the snow season.
So I have transitioned my training from the ab assignment to snow prep.
There are a couple of differences in the type of training you do when it comes to getting prepped for the snow. Trust me, I know it works because I managed to avoid that leg burn last year.
I am covering all things training, including the types of training I will be doing over the next 12 weeks and how I will be measuring my progress.
Snow Preparation Exercises, How To Do Your Own Fitness Test, My Results | Snow Season Training
I started with my initial measurements which are really important.
The best way to record your progress if you are prepping for the snow season is using the fitness tests. There are lots of different kinds you can do but the ones I have used are focused on fitness and muscle endurance.
I completed the following fitness tests:
- Harvard Step Test
- Squats Test
- Push Ups Test
- Sit Ups Test
I have provided tips in the video to help you out if you want to do the same. There are a couple of things to note so that you can try to make the tests as consistent as possible each time you do them.
I also measured myself against the “general population” graphs for each category. You’ll notice that I got quite high rankings however this was not a focus of mine. I really just want to improve the above tests (no matter where I sit in comparison to the population).
The three types of training that I will be doing over the next 12 weeks include:
- Balance Training
- Muscle Endurance Training
- HITT / Power Training
All of which are important to help with things like the leg burn, core stability for rotational movements, power movements to try to jump higher and strengthening the legs for knee support.
If you have any questions, leave a comment below. I am more than happy two answer them as I am constantly putting together content to help you guys out.
Also, on a side note. It is really nice to see how far I have come with my snowboarding looking back on the videos and I am really excited about this season.
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