Foam Roller Exercises For Skiers & Snowboarders

Foam Roller Exercises For Skiers & Snowboarders

Do you have a foam roller? If you don't, do yourself a favour and get one. In fact, get two! The foam roller is one of those handy items that seems to have endless uses. We use one on the regular, and often pack one in our luggage when we go on snowboarding trips (travelling light is not a thing we have mastered yet).

The foam roller is a fantastic way to aid recovery after skiing or snowboarding and is essentially a way of giving yourself a deep tissue massage through self-myofascial release. It helps to break up adhesions and scar tissue which will assist in speeding up the healing and recovery process.

BUT the foam roller can be used to build strength and stability as well!

Our super rad pilates instructor Sarah from Queenstown Pilates Room recently put together an amazing five-part foam roller series specifically for skiers and snowboarders. Sarah is a snowboarder and former ski instructor so she knows what she's talking about! Here's what you need to do:

  1. Check out the series below.

  2. Get a foam roller and DO IT!

  3. Notice how much better your form is when you're out skiing or snowboarding.

You're welcome! :)

Bridging with 1 foam rolleR

Bridging with 2 foam rollers

Supine Arm Series - 1 Foam Roller

Rolls Ups & Spine Stretch - 2 Foam Rollers

The Hundred - 2 Foam Rollers

I can vouch that The Hundred is killer! But so worth it.

Do you have any other foam roller tips? Let me know in the comments below!


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Jen spends most of her time following Mick around the mountain, often unintentionally off jumps and cliff drops. Currently on a mission to prove that you’re never too old to try freestyle. Aside from snowboarding, a little obsessed about tattoos, CrossFit, saving animals, learning to play the guitar and clean eating. Web designer and digital marketing nerd.