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Work It Out

We could get all technical about the importance of strength training in helping your technique but instead, lets put it in SNOOKS terms. Stonger legs and core = snowboarding better harder and longer!

Let’s be honest I am no elite snowboarder, I reeeallly love my food and a bevvy, or 2 but it is so beneficial for your game to work on your leg day! Anyone and everyone can do these moves, anywhere, although we wouldn’t recommend in the club. Tried that. Didn’t work.

Work these out 12 times for each exercise and repeat the set 3 times! Let’s get pumped!

 

Floor Burpees.

Easing you in gently. Love them or hate them, they are undeniably the mother of the full body work-out.

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Lunge jumps.

Helping your poppiness. If this is too much try stepping into alternate lunges.

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Plank.

An amazing exercise for your core! Particularly useful for when you are on the floor and need to push yourself back up and try again! Tumble weed should have been included in this GIF!

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One leg bum raises.

Well that’s what I’m calling them anyway, for your solid buns of steel.

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Squat Jumps.

All round leg burn, no pain no gain!

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Superwoman. 

Don’t neglect your back muscles, introducing the superwoman!

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And when you finish you will feel like this!!!

 

Try these 3 times a week, as well as skating or running or cycling or dancing like nobody is watching, or all of the above, or whatever else you like to do and you will be well on track to your better ski and snowboard self!

If you’ve tried it yourself, send us your pics via insta or twitter with the hashtag #summersnooks @thesnooksgirls

 

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Snooks love x
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Wonder where the name SNOOKS came from?

SNOOKS – Designed by Women for Women

 

At the heart and soul of SNOOKS is to represent women in the industry as reputable; talented
and inspiring athletes who have a passion for doing whatever they do best! This has not always
been the case in the action sports industry, and many others too. Let’s face it…women don’t actually
snowboard in bikinis. So to anyone who says otherwise, we cock a snook* at you!

The rest of you, we salute you.

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‘Cock-a-Snook’… An Old English Phrase

 

Definition: Verb. Old English. To ‘cock a snook’ is to spread one’s hand with thumb
on the nose, preferably with crossed eyes, waggling fingers
and any other annoying gesticulation that comes to mind at the time.”

Example: Thumb one’s nose, as in As soon as the teacher turned her back, the
boys cocked a snook at her.

The expression was first recorded in 1791 and theprecise source of snook,
here used in the sense of “a derisive gesture,” has been lost. (’til now!)

OR

Hey guys, we totally get what you’re doing for the guys, but we cock a snook at you – we
design awesome gear just for women!
 There is so much awesome gear out there for the guys,
and there are brands that do lovely women’s gear – we also salute you. But… In a heavily saturated
and male dominated industry, we think it’s time there was more choice for the girls!

Ladies… Cock-A-Snook, get out of the men’s section and get your
mitts on our exclusive early release 2016-17 gear!

 

click here to visit the SNOOKS shop

Footnote:

*A Snook is also a fish.
**And also apparently lots of people’s surnames. Neither of which we should ignore.

Image courtesy of the Daily Mail. (Via Google images…)

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7 Kickass Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day!

1. Get down to your nearest snowdome and get your shred on!!

SnoZone are putting on an awesome deal in partnership with This Girl Can…
women ride free tomorrow. All day. YUP! So if you can get to Milton Keynes
or Castleford, it will 
totally be worth the journey! Click here for more info!

2. Go on a micro-adventure.

Grab a friend or two, book an Air Bnb, or a tent, or a campervan, and just go
explore! If you need help finding inspiration, Alistair Humphreys is undoubtedly
the go-to micro-adventure dude. http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/

3. Go for drinks with your besties.
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4. Take up a new sport/hobby.

Always wanted to try skateboarding? BMX? Surfing (maybe still a bit cold for that)?
Longboarding? Roller Derby? Ice Hockey? Why haven’t you yet? Well know seems
like a pretty damn ideal opportunity. If you don’t know where to start, have a look
round the This Girl Can website. Get inspired and get involved!

5. EAT CAKE.

Lots of it. Mary Antoinette said you should, and you don’t wanna mess with Queen M.

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6. Have a movie night!

Here’s two suggestions to inspire:

The Suffragettes – all about Emiline Pankhurst and the squad,
rolling deep to fight for women’s right to vote.

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Bend it Like Beckham – because it’s the BEST film of all time, ever! (If you can get
over the questionable acting and Keira Knightley’s shocking 90s haircut.)

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7. Give a little love

I know we’ve literally just had Mother’s day, but international women’s day
is about ALL of the women. Sisters, mums, aunties, grandmas, great-grandmas,
besties and all the resties… why not pick up the phone, or better still pop in with
your actual face and say hello, and let them know you appreciate them.

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7. Our way of celebrating…

is to give you a little gift from us. Use the code below at checkout to get a whopping
20% discount on all 
SNOOKS outerwear. Be quick though, this offer only lasts a week!

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HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, LADIES!