How to use the Snowboard Trainer

It is a simple list of exercises split in categories

 

You as an instructor will need to know the exercises on this app because they do not come with a how to teach section.

You will need to read a person's riding and come up with a lesson plan for the rider. This LIST will only give you a list of exercises if you run out of ideas.

Please do not use exercises on this list you don't already know.

This list is set up in the following categories

VERTICAL

is about flexing and extending which results in pressure control, managing pressure as well as increasing decreasing pressure.

exercises in vertical are focused on range of movement, timing, passive and active absorption, turn size, rhythm and flow, one vs the other as well as freestyle

ROTATIONAL

is about upper and lower body steering as well as spinning.

exercises in rotational are focused on lower body steering, upper body rotation, counter rotation, prewind and centered pivot point

LATERAL

is about moving across the board to create tilt and twist.

exercises in lateral are focused on angulation vs inclination and how to move the body to create edge or twist

LONGITUDINAL

is about moving fore and aft and create or release pressure on certain parts of the board.

exercises in longitudinal are focuses on moving fore and aft in riding situation as well as freestyle

For me this is the movement which determines if you are a good rider or a great rider similar to the special ingredients coca cola uses for the original coke taste.

VERSATILITY TASK

is about blending movements together to create exercises taks for high level riders.

those exercises should be taken apart and practiced before trying the final version

TEAM

is about having fun as a team and learn from each other

WARM UP

is about warming up before riding or while riding


 

Each category will focus on different movement within the snowboard universe, but it doesn't mean that you can neglect the rest or that this exercise only focuses on this movement.

Think of the butterfly effect, if you change something it might improve the rest in someones riding but it could also show other inefficiencies. 

If a rider is mainly making medium size turns but is flexing down to quickly you may focus on a slower more progressive flexing movement. If the rider or you as the instructor then decides that for this terrain a smaller/larger turn would be of benefit you can't just change the timing of the vertical movement but need to adjust the rest as well.