I do snowboarding 2 hours/day three times a week and I was wondering if it really counts for cardio. If not, what could I add to my daily routine such as weight training or cardio? Other days I alternate cardio (aerobics) and weight training (upper body, lower body, then total body) . The problem is I don’t really have time for 1 hour training myself the days that I do snowboarding. Can anyone answer my question please? thank you 🙂
I’m not a boarder but do ski. I know when I am skiing powder it is a heck of a lot more of a workout than skiing groomed runs. So your workout and level of exercise you are getting will probably vary. If you are looking for something else in the winter months, consider trying xc-skiing. There is track skiing on groomed trails – can be classical or skate skiing. There is also backcountry skiing and/or telemark skiing. Cross country skiing is like swimming as it uses a lot of muscle groups but also requires balance and core muscles.