Split Fitness 2020

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When thinking about splitboarding, whether you’re a beginner or an expert, one important premise holds true – your fitness level and preparation should match the mission. As your splitboarding progresses so should your fitness level, technical skills, and a general understanding of backcountry travel.

Checking In With the Spark Team

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We checked in with a couple of our Spark R&D Team Riders just to see how they have been doing, staying busy, staying sane, and staying in shape. We mention staying in shape specifically because many of us would still like to do more splitboarding this spring! May can be prime backcountry time, but you
Ahhh, summer. Warm nights, long days, and endless opportunities to go out and explore. Like the populations of many mountain towns, Bozeman is full of people that love their winter recreation, but crush it just as hard in the summer. Here’s a look at what some of us are doing this summer to have fun and
Active Recovery
In order to get the most out of your offseason workouts, it is important to let you body recover. Recovery is essential in all training regimens because it provides your body with an opportunity to repair damaged tissues, adapt to the stresses from the exercise session, and replenish energy stores.
While aerobic training should be your primary training focus during the summer, strengthening specific muscle groups can help improve endurance and increase joint stability. Splitboard touring requires muscular endurance more than strength and/or power.
Did you find that your fitness level held back your splitboarding last season? Maybe another lap or two sounded fun, but your body was telling you that your day was over?  If so, you’re not alone – splitboard touring and riding is hard work. If you want to make more laps and get more vert