What are leg blasters?

What are leg blasters?

The specs: 1 Leg Blaster = 20 Squats 20 Lunges (alternating legs) 20 Lunge Jumps (alternating legs) 10 Squat Jumps *I recommend using a 3:1 work/rest ratio. So, if it takes you 1-minute to complete 1 Leg Blaster, you would rest for 3-minutes before your next set.

How do you train for backcountry skiing?

How to Train for Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

  1. Build strength in your lower body. You’ll rely heavily on your quads, glutes, hamstrings and hips to get you into the backcountry and to descend deep-powder slopes.
  2. Beef up muscles that provide control and balance.
  3. Increase endurance.
  4. Crank up your cardio.

How do you get in shape for ski touring?

Having done a lot of training over the years preparing for ski seasons, we’ve found that mountain walking, running and cycling are all good ways of getting fit. In terms of ‘bang for your buck’ – cycling especially gives you a good cardiovascular workout and good thigh strength beneficial for ski touring.

What does backcountry skiing mean?

off-piste skiing

Can you ski downhill with skins on?

it’s quite possible to ski with skins on and in complete control using gravity alone at gradients of 20-30 degrees.

What is a black diamond skier?

A black-diamond run is the steepest in the ski area, rides more narrow than other surrounding slopes, and may have more hazards, such as trees, cliffs, high winds and rocky areas, throughout the trail. If you are ready for the next level of difficulty, start planning your trips out to these exciting ski spots.

Can you ski downhill on a Splitboard?

Common Splitboard Questions Can I downhill ski with my splitboard? No.

Are Splitboards worth it?

The key benefit of a splitboard for snowboarders is that while it might be a bit less efficient than a high end ski touring set up, it means you get to go snowboarding in the back country more easily and not have to learn how to ski!

What is the best Splitboard?

The 8 Best Splitboards of 2020-2021

  • Jones Solution.
  • Lib Tech Split BRD.
  • Arbor Coda Camber.
  • Jones Dream Catcher – Women’s.
  • Jones Dream Catcher Women’s.
  • Capita Neo Slasher.
  • Yes Optisplitstic.
  • Arbor Swoon – Women’s.

Can you use regular bindings on a Splitboard?

If you prefer to use your traditional bindings on your splitboard, you can purchase the One Binding System Mount which will allow you attach any traditional snowboard binding to your splitboard.

What do you wear for Splitboarding?

Big and baggy pants will hinder your walking and make things way more effort. You’ll want to choose a mid weight pant regular fit pant, with some useful pockets and most importantly some zip venting. You don’t not need to go mega technical. I commonly wear a pair of Thirty Two Basement Pants.

Do Splitboards need specific boots?

Splitboard-specific boots aren’t exactly an essential, either, as you’ll be just fine riding your resort boots in the backcountry, but they do make a big difference. A good splitboard boot should be comfortable during long touring days and stiff enough to respond to micro-movements on unforgiving terrain.

Should a Splitboard be longer?

If you plan on doing a lot of multi-day tours, or only splitboarding on deep pow days, go with a longer powder board size. In general be conservative sizing up. Big footed riders should stick to wide sizes as it can be sketchy to ride a splitboard that’s too narrow on steep, firm terrain.

What’s the point of a Splitboard?

What is a splitboard? A splitboard is essentially a normal snowboard which splits into two halves. These halves become skis for travelling uphill, or touring. To enable the rider to walk uphill, adhesive-backed ‘skins’ are attached to the base of the skis to provide traction on the snow.

What size Jones hovercraft should I ride?

Hovercraft / Ultracraft If you normally ride a 157-162 cm board and you’re an average sized guy (most riders), you will want the Hover/Ultra-craft 156 cm. If you normally ride a 162+ cm board, or you have size US 11/11.5 boot or bigger, grab a Hover/Ultra-craft 160 cm.

How do you determine the right size snowboard?

If you’re riding primarily in the park or freestyle, pick a board on the shorter end of the size range. If you’re riding is mostly all mountain, powder or freeriding, consider a snowboard on the longer end of the size range or grabbing a volume shifted board. If you are above average weight consider a longer snowboard.

Does 2 cm make a difference snowboard?

Freestylers tend to go with shorter boards as they are easy to swing around for spins. Depending on your own preferences and what you like to do, most freestylers will typically choose a board that is between 2cm and 6cm shorter. Freeriders will tend to go with longer boards in order to help with speed and stability.

Should a snowboard be up to your chin?

If you are of average weight for your height, a general rule of thumb is that the snowboard should reach between your chin and nose when stood on its end. If you are heavyset, you’ll want the board to extend above the nose.

How long do snowboards last?

between 150 and 200 days

Should your snowboard be as tall as you?

These shorter length boards are good for beginners and freestyle riders. A longer board could reach from your nose to just over your head….Snowboard Sizing Chart Based on Height.

Rider Height (ft/in) Rider Height (cm) Snowboard Size (cm)
5’1″ 155cm 130-140
5’3″ 160cm 135-145
5’4″ 163cm 140-150
5’5″ 165cm 145-152

Where should a snowboard be on you?

Snowboard length: As a general rule, if you stand a board on its tail, the nose of the board should reach somewhere between your nose and chin. You can use size charts and recommended rider weights to get more precise.

Is it bad to ride a small snowboard?

it’s about size and stiffness. if it’s a lil smaller but stiff enough for your weight, your fine. if it’s longer, but too soft you’ll get problems with bigger hits.

What to Know Before snowboarding for the first time?

First Time Snowboarding Tips

  • Clothing: Whatever the temperature is in town, you can assume it’s much colder up in the mountains.
  • Gloves:
  • Falling:
  • Find your lead foot:
  • Weekdays are usually better days to start:
  • Always take lessons:
  • Rent before you buy:
  • UP the mountain:

Is snowboarding bad for your knees?

As the level of snowboarding expertise increases, especially with aerial manoeuvres, so does the risk of more serious knee ligament injuries such as ACL rupture.

What should you not do while snowboarding?

What Not To Do As A Snowboarder

  • Gaper Gap. Mind the gap!
  • Put Your Goggles On The Correct Way. To be honest, if we have to tell you to put your goggles on the right way, then you really are a muppet!
  • Full Face Helmet. Straight up, no!
  • Don’t Sit Down To Strap In.
  • Boombox In Your Backpack.
  • Super Wide/Skinny Stance.
  • Leash On Your Snowboard.
  • Skate Properly!

Can I learn to snowboard at 40?

As long as you don’t have a debilitating health condition and are in decent shape, you can certainly learn how to snowboard past the 40 year mark. Older snowboarders have the benefit of being more sensible than children and have a better understanding of their limits.


Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.