“The two main causes of injuries among snowboarders and skiers are falls and collisions,” says Dr. Brad Yee. “The way to avoid injury is to do pre-season dry land training exercises. Snowboarders need to stabilize and strengthen their upper extremities, like their shoulders and arms,” says Dr. Yee. “Skiers need to strengthen their lower extremities, specifically quads and hamstring muscles.” Dr. Yee says that core strength for the spine is important for both sports.
Well not completely approved, but became very popular with many athletes at recent international events including the Olympics. The most visible version of the tape was on the shoulder of US Beach Volleyball athlete Kerri Walsh.