By Michael Herrera PT, DPT
Snowboarding is a multidirectional and rotational sport that requires varying strength, mobility and core control. Rotational core control is vital to be able to successfully maneuver yourself down the mountain, respond to the forces from the ground and to accurately control and redirect these forces to improve performance and mitigate risk for injury.
Here are some of my favorite rotational core exercises for snowboarding.
Modified Side Plank with Reach (3 sets x 15 reps)
Medicine Ball Rotational Slams (2 sets x 30 seconds, progressing to 60 seconds)
Half-Kneeling Medicine Ball Wall Toss (2 sets x 30 seconds, progressing to 60 seconds)
Modified Landmine Rotational Press (3 sets x 8-12 seconds)
Reach out with questions or to schedule a consultation to advance your core exercise and injury prevention program this snowboarding season!