L – R: (In Blue)Tony Silvagni, (in Red)Harley Ingleby, (in blue)Taylor Jenson, and (in Red) Kai Salas.
Congratulations to Indo Board Team Riders, Kai Salas for winning 1st, Taylor Jenson for taking 2nd, and Tony Silvagni taking equal 3rd with Harley Ingleby at the BEAR PRO PRESENTED BY JEEP in Andora, Italy! And congratulations to Taylor Jensen for clinching the ASP WLT World Title!
Action Sports Strength and Conditioning Specialist Paul Hiniker, certified with NASM, ACE, ISSA and efi Sports Medicine®, trains snowboard professional, Matt Ladley, on the Indo Board Mini Pro and Indo Board Gigante Cushion.
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Expert Paul Hiniker, certified with NASM, ACE, ISSA and efi Sports Medicine®, trains snowboard professional, Eric Jackson, on the Indo Board Mini Pro and IndoFlo Gigante Cushion. In this video, because the lack of training can leave one in dire straights, Paul Hiniker explains the reasons why pro athletes like Eric Jackson, greatly benefit while training with the Indo Board and IndoFlo Gigante Cushion.
When JJ Thomas, the 2002 Olympic bronze medalist and Winter X- Games gold medalist, trains he uses Indo Board Balance Trainers. JJ trains with Paul Hiniker one of the top fitness trainers in action sports. Paul trains many of the top surfers and snowboarders in the world and is an expert when it comes to improving balance and stability through sport-specific functional strength training. In these photos Paul takes JJ through a workout focused on improving both balance and stability by using a wide range of exercise which are all done on the Indo Board Mini Pro deck and Indo Board Gigante cushion. Paul believes that training on an unstable surface is the best way for board sports athletes to create better balance and stability throughout their entire kinetic chain. In these pictures Paul has JJ using kettlebells to create added weight and instability to all the movements. Thanks to Frogs Fitness in Encinitas, CA for use of their facility.
JJ Thomas using kettlebells on the Indo Board
JJ Thomas performs kettlebell pass-throughs on Indo Board
Eric ‘E-Jack” Jackson is one of the best freeride snowboarders in the world. Last year E-Jack injured his foot and had to spend a great deal of time off the mountain rehabilitating his injury. This off-season E-Jack worked tirelessly with his fitness trainer Paul Hiniker at Frogs Fitness in Encinitas, CA to make sure that his entire body is stable and strong enough to avoid future injuries. In this video Paul explains why the Indo Board Balance Trainer has become his favorite piece of equipment when working with professional snowboarders and surfers. Watch as E-Jack tries out his latest Indo Board set-up: the Indo Board Gignate cushion with the Indo Mini Pro deck on top. This setup was chosen by Paul Hiniker as it allows snowboarders to strength train in a stance that is as close as possible to their riding stance. As Paul explains in the video, stability and strength training on an unstable surface is the most important aspect of the fitness programs he prescribes to the professional snowboarders and surfers that he works with.
We recently caught up with highly sought-after fitness trainer Paul Hiniker during a photo shoot for an upcoming Surfline Health and Fitness feature. Paul trains many of actions sports top athletes including professional surfer Taylor Knox and professional snowboarders Eric Jackson and Mads Jonnson. Paul’s main focus with all of his athletes is building a balanced, stable, strong and flexible body. In order to create this type of body a great deal of the training that Paul recommends is done using unstable devices. This helps simulate the type of environment that surfers, snowboarders, skateboarders and other board sports athletes will encounter during training and competition. This training focuses on making sure the athletes learn to maintain the proper posture, stability and balance while performing compound, sport-specific movements on these unstable devices. Paul’s goal is to better prepare the athletes for the chaotic, unstable environment that they experience in board sports training and competition. In these photos Paul is performing kettlebell stability exercises using the IndoFLO Gigante’ cushion with the Indo Pro deck on top. This Indo Board setup allows the user to simulate the instability and the proper posture and stance used in surfing and snowboarding.
Paul Hiniker performs Indo Board kettlebell exercises
Paul training for improving his stablilty in an unstable enviroment
Paul demonstrates compound, sport-specifc movements in an unstable enviroment
Yesterday we had the pleasure of working with snowboarding World Record Holder (longest jump : 187 feet) Mads Jonnson and his personal fitness/strength and conditioning coach, Paul Hiniker. Mads is considered one of the best freeride snowboarders in the world and has the good fortune of working with reknown action sports trainer Paul Hiniker. Paul is not only incredibly well educated when it comes to improving performance in board sports athletes, but as you can see in the video he walks the walk too! Paul put Mads through a series of exercises on the new IndoFLO Gigante’ cushion with the Indo Mini Pro deck on top of the cushion. According to Paul, these products create an environment of instability that almost exactly simulates the unstable environment that one encounters in board sports. This instability forces Mads to activate and strengthen the stabilization structures of the feet, ankles, knees and core. The end result is a workout that challenges Mads’ strength, stability, fitness and neuromuscular response. You may notice that Mads is currently nursing a broken humerus and has very little use of his left arm and shoulder. His ability to perform these exercises with this injury not only speaks volumes about his talent and fitness but also illustrates the fact that balance and stability have very little to do with upper body movement and everything to do with proper form and posture and effective use of the legs, hips and core (torso). Visit the Indo Board YouTube channel to see more videos highlighting the use of Indo Board products in action sports training.