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  1. #11
    pushups and core and swimming these three will get you great shape and make sure you stretch before and after. Flexiblility is key so you dont get hurt and just better. Also if your gym has a erg that helps to but dont do it unless you know how can hurt ur back

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    i've been lifting for 2 years or so and surfing for 7? the only thing that may hurt surfing is when there is a long flat spell and you find yourself in the gym often and not focusing on flexibilty and cardio. when there is consistent surf, like 1 swell/week, and you lift inbetween, it's perfect. when that type of medium gets going i never feel better

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfingboy65 View Post
    pushups and core and swimming these three will get you great shape and make sure you stretch before and after. Flexiblility is key so you dont get hurt and just better. Also if your gym has a erg that helps to but dont do it unless you know how can hurt ur back
    Yup. Surfing and added mass dont mix... So in my opinion, the best way to stay in shape and get stronger for surfing, is the train in an indoor pool throughout the winter when its flat, and also working in stretching and some leg workouts...

    When you are not in the water everyday, the first thing to start to tighten up are your muscles used for paddling. Everyday out of the water makes it that much harder to get warmed up and power through your inital paddling... Then do some leg workouts.

    Cause really, your shoulders need to get you into the lineup, and they get you into every wave... Then, you need strong legs. We all know after surfing 5-6 nice big waves, pumping and turning, you feel it all over your legs. Quads. Hammies. Calfs...

    So, swim to keep your paddle muscle sharp, so you arent wasting time at first when you paddle out. And keep those legs strong...

    And when you dont do any of the above, just do 15 minutes of stretching in the morning and at night.... That should keep your surf fitness good.

    If you are looking to build a ton of strength for the long term surfing performance, than its all about the core.... But shoulders and legs are always better off being worked on on your days out of the water.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post

    Cause really, your shoulders need to get you into the lineup, and they get you into every wave... Then, you need strong legs. We all know after surfing 5-6 nice big waves, pumping and turning, you feel it all over your legs. Quads. Hammies. Calfs...

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    If you get on the erg or rowing machine at your gym it will work all your leg muscles, back and arms if done correctly. also great cardio as well

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    all depends on how you lift. many reps at a light weight will just add endurance/toning with less mass gain. add cardio and its even better. as long as you dont purposely powerlift i wouldnt worry about it (even though with a good diet and not devouring proteins and doing powerlifts, it still wouldnt hurt)

    very vague i know


    -from a d1 athlete

  6. #16
    thanks for the input...yeah i think ill stick with light weights and high reps with cardio

  7. #17
    yup cheese, bacon, powersquats, and neck crunches and youll be slater in no time

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    Krav Maga.

    The occasional brawl is worthwhile, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gettodachoppa View Post
    i think ill stick with light weights and high reps with cardio
    Good choice.

  10. #20

    lifting? diet!!!

    this is a forever discussion: but, the best surfers on earth don't lift. infact I always see them on a ball working their core. slater has tried all different stuff from yoga-to-boxing-to-running and he always says, " Stay healthy and flexible!" I think if people looked at what they ate and monitored their diet, they would benefit way way way MORE then any type of workout. you are what you eat! my favorite workout for surfing is swimming or paddling, then hitting the sauna for 30 minutes at as hot of a temperature as I can possibly handle with out passing out. stretching in that type of heat does wonders for the body. eating healthy is worth a discussion though!!!