Before hitting the slopes good snowboard training is essential to get you accustomed to the easy and bad conditions of particular terrain. Snowboarding training is a vital part of the sport without which one cannot explore his own skills and the sport also becomes risky. The training should be taken from a professional and qualified trainer. Set your goals on learning the basics at first and then some special skills.
- Training increases your overall performances by keeping you on the slope for more time without being exhausted, prevents injuries and increases adaptability to all kinds of terrain.
- Go for strength endurance training and exercises that target your muscles especially your legs, calf, hamstrings lungs etc. This sport requires snowboarders to be physically fit because it completely tests your endurance and flexibility. The best exercises to be done can be told by a professional trainer.
- Make your body as flexible as you can to sustain the twists and turns that you are required to perform to show off your tricks and jumps. Making your muscles habituated by proper exercising will help avoid injuries and also ease your performance.
- Yoga and gymnastics are great forms that target the muscles of almost your entire body. It makes your body limber and improves balance. Before starting snowboarding directly you can consider skateboarding and surfing to get the feel of the sport. These sports also use the same muscles as snowboarding.
- Other strength training exercises for snowboarders include swimming, running, cycling etc that strengthen muscles and cardiovascular system.
With proper training exercises, you can enjoy the slopes for longer without having to take breaks for loss of breath or to deal with cramps or sore legs. The speed and tricks performed by snowboarders greatly depends on the type and duration of their training before learning to snowboard.
Perhaps the hottest extreme sport around today is Volcano boarding. Yes, you’ve heard it right. Volcano boarding, really is what it is set out to be. This extreme sport involves the usage of a single board using which thrill-seekers first hike up the volcanic mountain and then slide down. A thin plywood or metal board is used for the purpose of boarding.
While boarding down an active volcano seems like a highly difficult proposition, experts at volcano boarding put it in the easy to medium difficulty category for the hike up the mountain. Hikers also get to go up close to the crater of the volcano and witness its deep pit. From the top, people get access to a wonderful viewpoint and participate in training sessions on how to board downwards.
Volcanic mountains provide for continuous slope with few hurdles. Speeds on the slope go up to 80km/hr or 50mph. The sport though introduced around the year 2005 has attracted thousands of enthusiasts till
date. The height of the mountains from where enthusiasts board down is over 2300ft high.
The sport is considered extreme, because boarders are at a constant risk of hurting and cutting themselves on the volcanic ash. Sports enthusiasts thus make use of protective gear like helmets, knee pads, goggles
and jump suits to stay protected.
The top place for doing this form of volcano boarding is at the foothills of the Nicaragua’s
Cerro Negro mountains, the first and currently the only place offering the sport. What makes it even more thrilling is the fact that the volcano is an active one. However, organizers of the sport say that the years of
establishment and high focus on safety has been kept in mind to keep this extreme sport as safe as it is thrilling.