I'm Debbie O'Toole, and I'm going to talk to you about muscles used in snowboarding. Since snowboarding is a demanding sport it requires extreme balance and strength to avoid injury. For maximum performance, snowboarders rely on a few muscle groups to help them with their performance, primarily their core which helps stabilize their body and their legs and their hips for carving into the snow as they're going down hill. There are a couple of great exercises to help improve performance of the snowboarders. One is a glute bridge and the other is the squat. In order to perform a correct glute bridge what you want to do is you're going to lie on the floor and you are are going to put your feet up on top of the bench and you're going to push your back into the floor. And as you're pushing your back into the floor you're going to lift up your glues as high as you can and you're going to squeeze and you're going to hold it up as high as you can without arching your back and you're slowly going to bring down to the floor and repeat. Squat is another great exercise for leg strength for snowboarders. I like to add a little intensity to the squat so I add a weight and to make it safe I do a front squat. So you want to make sure is that your legs are hip width apart, you're going to hold the weight like a goblet and what you're going to do is as you go down you're going to push your knees apart keeping your chest out and you're going to come down as far as you can without leaning over. You want to keep your upper back straight, and you're going to push straight up again.