OK so fair to say none of us have surfed as much as we would have liked this winter. Unless you are a pro or have had a trip away the combination of work, school and dark nights aren’t the greatest for your surf fitness. So now we have spring and light nights you may be feeling bit sluggish in the water. So here are five top exercise to boost your surfing whatever your level taken from the Advanced Surf Fitness For High Performance Surfing.
*this is a start up programme. The fitter you are the more reps you can add.
Much over looked the press-up is a great exercise for surfers of all standards. It helps with duck diving and pop ups.
5×10 press ups with 60 seconds rest between each set
Another great all round exercise. The faster your get to your feet the better. This one is also must for any surfers going on trips away to faster hollower waves
5×10 burpees (your basic jumping to your feet movement) with 60 seconds rest between each set
The more power you have in your legs, the more control you will have over your board.
5×5 basic squats with 30 seconds rest
5×5 basic squats on a balance trainer (indo board)
Swiss ball tuck
Another great exercise for core strength and pop ups.
5 x10 with 30 seconds rest
Increase your paddle power with the handy Power Stoke Cords.
10x 60 seconds, remember long strokes with hands in the handles fully.