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The Pro Snowboarder’s Workout

An Olympic medalist shares her preferred sport-specific techniques and moves.

In the world of snowboarding, even experts can feel like beginners when it comes to training: “Snowboarding is such a new sport that fitness training for it has just developed in these last few years—even the highest level competitors don’t always commit to year-round training,” says Kelly Clark, a three time Olympic medalist, a record-breaker, and a trailblazer for the sport. “We know how to train football and basketball players, but what muscle groups to target and what fitness to focus on is still being developed for snowboarding.”

And as that information has emerged, Clark’s invested in her training—and it’s the most beneficial, fruitful thing she’s ever done: “You’d be amazed at how far good training can get you.” So where should you start? We asked industry pros to find out.