S’No Queen are meeting more and more snowboarding fans buying our thermals, it is safe to say a wide variety of people are switching over and trying the sport out instead or as well as skiing. However, snowboarding takes a huge amount of balance in comparison to skiing; so how can you work on your balance in the summer months to ensure you are off to a good start on your next winter get away? Take a look below.
Stand on One Leg
Standing on one leg may seem like a primitive method but although it is one of the most boring and monotonous things around, it is also one of the most effective. Standing on one leg strengthens your legs and core to be able to help you control your weight distribution when you finally head to the slopes.
Once you can stand on one leg for a significantly long amount of time, move onto things such as balance balls/boards to be able to further improve this balance. This also builds leg and core strength along with your balance and in turn allows you to be able to build balance and tone for ski season.
Leg workouts have the obvious benefit of building leg strength, endurance and density to be able to aid not only your balance but also your endurance when you are on the snowboard. Manoeuvres such as the squat or lift off can be great helps in building overall strength in your legs, followed by the obvious benefits from weight lifting and stair climbing.
General Cardio can also be great for your balance, things such as going on a run; swimming and more so cycling can all greatly improve your overall endurance and balance, in turn aiding you significantly when it comes to snowboarding.
Yoga is an amazing way to help improve your balance with practise in the various poses and the built of endurance as you hold the poses. Not only will this aid you in increasing your balance but for the majority of people it was also aid you in feeling more relaxed and calm after the workout instead of tight and achy. Although yoga increases your balance, it does not have affects on your muscle toning as much as working out would so it is important to remember this if you are trying to improve both balance and tone.
Paddle boarding is an amazing sport if you are looking to be able to enhance your balance and have fun exploring at the same time. Not only does the paddle boarding increase your overall balance and fitness, it is also a full body workout, which tones your body and helps increase your flexibility. The beauty of paddle boarding is simply that you can paddle board anywhere with water so unlike surfing you can just pick up your board and head to a beautiful country lake, river or stream.
Paddleboards can be tricky to master at first, however if you buy or hire a paddleboard that’s around 12ft it should be more than big enough for you and in turn have more stability for you to be able to learn if you’re paddling in lakes and rivers. However, if you are taking to the seaside to surf the paddleboards, then you may want to try something smaller such as a 6ft – 9ft paddleboard for more of an agile manoeuvrability. The size you chose all depends on where you will be using it, the rougher the water you will be in, the shorter you should go.
Remember if you are paddle boarding, S’No Queen Thermals can be your ally in terms of staying warm and helping you dry out quickly if you become wet. The compound of the material dries quickly whilst the elastic gives you movement and prevents tears.