Snowboarding is a graceful, but demanding sport that requires strength, agility, endurance and flexibility. To prevent injury and perform your best, it's important to warm up and stretch well before you hit the slopes. Before you stretch, you may want to learn: The Most Common snowboarding Injuries
The simplest calf stretch you can do with the best results.
This is an important stretch for snowboarding to open the hips while stretching the muscles of the hips, groin and lower back.
The quadriceps (quads) do the majority of the work while boarding. Here is a simple stretch you can do while standing.
This stretch can help maintain length in the hamstrings and lower back which is often tight & short in boarders.
This basic shoulder stretch can help open the chest and upper body and keep you from rounding forward too much.
- Be sure to keep your head up and resist the urge to bend your neck forward.
Don't forget the iliotibial (IT) band -- the tough fibers that run along the outside of the thigh that stabilizes the joints. Boarders need it loose.