Simply the best Exercises

For Skiing and Snowboarding

Wake Boarding and Water Skiing

The Ultimate Guide

Balance Exercises

These exercises improve reaction speed, balance and core control.

Lets get started:


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How to do these exercises

Watch the Gifs

Read the instructions.

Don’t get hurt.

Bring it like a boss.

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Balance

Beginner Exercise

Beginner: balance on one foot on the floor

What it works:

  • All of the small muscles that help control our skis and snowboards

Who its for:

  • Everyone. All the people.

Pros:

  • Strengthens the ankles which is super important for skiing

Cons:

  • Takes time to develop balance here. Give yourself a few weeks at least.

What it does:

  • Works the inner thighs, outer hips (medial glute), core muscles (obliques especially)

  • Very helpful for people with weak ankles that give out

How to do it:

  • As per GIF

  • For beginner: also with with one hand on a wall, table or chair

  • For advanced, do this with no hand supports (as per GIF)


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Balance

Intermediate Exercise

What it works:

  • The front to back weight shift happens the whole time while we are carving on a snowboard

Who its for:

  • All snowboarders

Pros:

  • Makes learning to carve on a snowboard go way faster

Cons:

  • Feels goofy at first

What it does:

  • Makes carving feel more natural

How to do it:

  • As per GIF

  • Front to back weight shift

  • Don't fall on your butt

  • Start with small movements and proceed from there

  • Note: the slight squat hold (similar to our snowbarding/skiing stance)


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Balance

Advanced Exercises

Single leg Balance on BOSU ball

What it works:

  • Everything single leg balance works: plus, it's super fun

Who its for:

  • People with excellent balance who want to make it even better

Pros:

  • Builds fine motor control in the ankles and dramatically improves reaction time on skis and snowboards

Cons:

  • High falling risk for beginners

  • Small falling risk for intermediates

  • Takes time to find the perfect foot position: hire a personal trainer to learn this

What it does:

  • Makes our balance legendary

How to do it:

  • As per GIF

  • Pro: balance on one foot in partial squat with a dumbbell (or kettlebell) in your hand


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Balance

Intermediate exercise

Squats on BOSU ball

What it works:

  • Every muscle that helps us balance on the snowboards

Who its for:

  • Snowboarders mostly but also skiiers

Pros:

  • Helps with overall balance

  • Strengthens the legs and core

Cons:

  • Can take several weeks to start rocking these squats like a boss

  • The first few times we do this, the bosu will shake a bunch: it's normal and only goes away with time

What it does:

  • Makes our balance very good

How to do it:

  • As per GIF



About this page:

Tucked into the mountains of far northern California (in Shasta County), is the city of Redding. This is where Dale Maynor is a personal trainer, teaching group exercise and fitness. Dale can be found on his Facebook fan page or teaching clients and classes at the Shasta Family YMCA, or the City of Redding Parks and Rec, and more.