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Exercise Surfing Workout Warm-Ups
Exercise surfing workout warm ups are often over looked as a simple, effective ways to stay younger and shred for longer in the water. As surfers we generally race to the beach, grab our boards, jump into wetties and paddle out. Not much consideration goes into warming up for surfing or for exercise surfing workouts.
While I can understand when it is pumping there always seems the need to ‘get on it’ as quick as possible, the down side is injuries creep in. If ‘no warm-ups’ become a regular habit every time you get to the beach, over the long term you are more likely to suffer muscles aches and pains, imbalances and have less energy for surfing or for your exercise surfing workouts.
The good news is that surfing workout warm-ups prior to surf training or surfing need not take much time at all and will better prepare your mind and body for a better surfing training session.
ViD: Exercise Surfing Workout Warm Ups
Pro athletes with long careers are the first to admit that surfing workout warm ups are a crucial part of what kept them strong and supple during their competitive years for so long. In fact, many surfers know that without warming up correctly they can easily damage connective or muscle tissue which defeats the purpose of performing in the first place!
As I mention in the video, keep your exercise surfing programs varied and use lots of planes of motion. The idea is to wake up the powerful zones of the body required for strong powerful and flexible surfing. This means your surfing workout warm ups or your pre surf warm ups need to open up the hips, back and shoulders.
Bonus: Surfing Workout Warm Ups
Here is some important info to remember for your exercise surfing workout warmups:
* Start slow and slowly increase tempo
* Always start with smaller motions and increase to larger motions
* Use all planes of motion just like as if you were surfing
* Ensure your hips, low back, shoulders, back and neck have been dynamically activated!
As always keep your exercise surfing workouts short, sharp and real!
HR ‘D Man’
Powering Surfing Athletes