Working on your Balance: Fitness Post

For the past year and a half I have been training with Brad Jones creator of B Project located in Carlsbad, CA. He is incredibly knowledgable about the body and is one of the main reasons I was able to come back from my injury so quickly. He has put together multiple workouts for BurtonGirls.com to help all of us get back in shape for this winter season. Here’s the most recent one Burton Girls shared and it’s focus is on balance. Balance is an essential for feeling strong on our snowboards, or in any sports we do. Try out this workout  to see if it makes you feel more stable this season. (Click on the photo below and it will transfer you to the full write up.)

Single Modified Deadlift

Single Modified Deadlift on Bosu Photo: Adam Moran

The better you prepare your body for snowboarding, the harder you can ride all winter long. The B Project is a Carlsbad, CA-based gym that helps many professional snowboarders strength train. Kimmy Fasani put us in touch with the B Project to bring you a Burton Girls exclusive snowboarding fitness series, and this is the fifth article. Get more information and exercises from the other fitness articles in this series

Balance. Try all you want, but simply doing single-leg exercises on a balance disc does not develop balance skills. Achieving balance requires a mastery of leg mechanics, using the ankle and hip as points of stability. Once you’ve mastered the foundations of balance, it’s time to change it up with a few unstable surfaces for extra challenge.

Single Modified Deadlift is a versatile, single-leg balance exercise where the knee and ankle are stabilized and the hip pivots. For this particular exercise, we’ll focus on transitioning from a deadlift to a high knee position, giving the lower body an opportunity to develop alignment and stabilization.

Foundation: The Single Modified Deadlift to High Knee helps coordinate and strengthen the muscles of the hip, knee, and ankle. With the focus on a single leg, the glutes and hamstrings work together to increase control and balance, operating together rather than separately.

Using a wall or other object as support, begin with by extending one leg behind you so it (and your torso) is parallel to the floor.

Lateral Deadlift Ball Drop Photo: Adam Moran

Lateral Deadlift Ball Drop Photo: Adam Moran

 

Here is the link to the full write up:

http://burtongirls.burton.com/fitness/fitness-for-snowboarding-with-kimmy-fasani-2/