Exercises for Surfing Training at Home

Surfing Training at Home

Want to increase your strength and agility to improve your surfing skills. Here are exercises for surfing training at home:

2-3 High Intensity Resistance Training sessions a week

A man riding a wave on a surfboard in the ocean

High intense resistance training can do wonders to your body. This one is also the latest fitness trend. For better surfing, you need to keep the muscles in your body stimulated in order to stay strong and lean. You can do any kind of strength exercises in 8 to 10 varieties to increase your endurance and strength. These include exercises of the core, glutes, back, legs and upper body.

Strength Training

A man riding a wave on a surfboard in the water

Strength training workouts help you increase your muscle mass and also increase your metabolism. The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you burn during the day, even when a person is resting. Along with reduced muscle and loss of strength, you face weight gain issues after a certain age. Strength training helps to maintain your muscle mass without putting on extra weight. It makes your stronger to take various turns while surfing against the movement of the waves.  Resistance exercise is the best for building muscles. You can start by using only your body weight as resistance and then gradually add weights as you feel yourself getting stronger. 

  • Pilates

Pilates is one of the most trending forms of workout today. It is a full-body workout which helps you improve your flexibility and strength. 

  • Running

Adding interval training, i.e. slow-fast-slow in the exercise pattern helps to improve the heart’s ability to beat at a higher rate for longer durations. Running greatly helps to combat the declining nerve receptors and boost overall heart health. 

  • Swimming

Swimming proves to be an excellent exercise to build endurance. As you swim, you allow more oxygenated blood to your muscles and hence they work more and grow. 

End Note

Any form of workout helps you a great deal to increase your strength and endurance for surfing. What is most important was to remove that precious one hour from your schedule every day and engage in some form of workout without fail. This is the greatest investment you would be doing for your surfing hobby. Before beginning any form of exercise, you need to first do some stretches. As you age, the tendons in the arms, core and legs slowly lose their elasticity. Those who have desk jobs for longer durations are often at a greater risk as their work limits their range of motion. A warm up before you begin any other form of exercise is crucial. By stretching, you can introduce your bones and muscles to movements that you don’t generally experience. This improved flexibility makes other forms of exercise easier to do and lowers the risk of injury. If you get into any intense form of workout without warming up your muscles, you may end up with a crack or tear or some greater injury. 

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