Jeffery Scott Fraser has served in various capacities at companies such as AT&T, Foot Locker, Webber Real Estate, and NIC, Inc. Now retired and the owner of Tsaina Lodge in Valdez, Alaska, Jeffery S. Fraser enjoys snowboarding.
Professional snowboarders prep their bodies for the snow season while remaining fit. Dynamic warm-up exercises can help snowboarders get the best out of every workout.
Dynamic warm-up exercises, such as corrective, mobility, and activation exercises, are geared toward improving mobility and overcoming postural imbalances and readying the body for other exercises.
Corrective exercises improve hip movement, in turn bettering one’s snowboard technique. Many snowboarders tend to move from their lumbar spine rather than the hips, increasing the risk of back injury. One example of a corrective exercise is the barbell deadlift.
Mobility exercises such as squats enhance full-range motion movement, improving movement patterns down the slope. This makes the downward ski much easier and less energy draining.
Activation exercises turn on underutilized muscles in preparation for snowboarding. For example, a majority of people who are quadriceps dominant tend to underutilize their glutes. This leads to inefficient movement down the slopes. Glute activation exercises such as the glute bridge activate the muscles, allowing them to play a greater role in snowboarding.
Jeffery Scott Fraser founded the National Information Consortium and Kansas Information Consortium in the 1990s as companies that provided individual and corporate clients with efficient ways of interacting with the government via the Internet.