I’ve been wanting to start a snow sports thread for a while so here goes.
You see a lot of info about Winter Olympians training for winter sporting events. But what about using winter sports for training? The reason I ask is I am an avid snowboarder. Been riding for 13 years and I am really into boarder-cross and freestyle. Other than the gym, it is really the only athletic activity I participate in.
I was wondering about everyone’s opinion of its benefits (if any)? Does it qualify as aerobic or anaerobic exercise? What is the general consensus on T-Nation of snow boarding being an actual “sport”?
I’d also like to know what I can do to better physically prepare myself for it. I have read Coach Davies talk about this along with skate boarding (which I also do, to a lesser extent) and surfing (hard to do where I live) so it might be good to hear from him / those that have used his training methods.
Sound off! I’d like to hear from other boarders (and skiers) on this subject!