Stretching for Surfing Athletes
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Stretching for surfers is often over looked in the surfing world yet offers tremendous performance benefits for all surfers. Anyone that takes the time to stretch and improve their ability to twist, turn and rotate when surfing will not only improve long term surfing function they will also improve their surfing energy and ability to perform consistently in the surf.
You see flexibility and stretching for surfing re-calibrates the body, in other words, surf stretching helps to balance the kinks that often develop from repeatedly paddling and surfing. Surfers shoulders, backs and necks are often put into compromised positions for long periods of time and stretching for surfing is the only real way to balance the energy systems and musculoskeletal systems that run our bodies.
In other words, our beach bodies are strong machines that require constant tweaking and check ups to keep them operating as they were designed. As I always say, “It is our bodies that do the surfing!” Before we continue this post, check out the surfing workout video below for core strength, balance, co-ordination and yes, you guessed it, improving functional balance with will help naturally with better ranges of motion and improving surfing flexibility over time.
Stretching for Surfing Means Less Injuries
Yes. You read that right. Stretching for surfing (when performed correctly) will reduce the likely hood of injuries while also helping to develop power. Surf stretches performed both prior to getting in the water (dynamic) and after a session or at your pad later (static) can boost your surfing ability dramatically. The beauty is it doesn’t have to take much time or effort and can be done just about anywhere.
Get into Stretching for Surfing & Boost Your Performance
So my professional recommendation is to include flexibility training and stretching for surfing into your surfing workout regime. In fact, I would make it a priority. If you want a great stretching for surfing workout program Click Here
As always, keep your stretching for surfing & surfing workouts short, sharp and real!
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