So I'm guessing you two boobs arent gunna reccomend much.
I'm new to the sight, but I'll peep it.
We are used to spammers and trolls. This is a fun forum, if you have thick skin. Welcome! Search around for a bit, and feel free to post up if you have questions after that. My guess is that you will find everything you are looking for in the first few threads on the topic.
Thanks for joining. These guys are correct, the topic gets discussed quite regularly, so have a go at the search box at the top right, and you'll find a bunch of threads that already exist on the topic.
Start swimming. Work up to this (copied it from a surf mag. Think it comes from Nick Carroll):
THE 1500-METER SURF SWIM TRAINING SESSION (a la WTFK)
(4 - 5 times a week, all done freestyle, except where indicated)
1. Jump in and swim 400 meters, nice and smoothly, not too quick, not too slow. This is to warm up and loosen your whole body.
2. Take a short rest, just a couple minutes. Let the heart rate return to somewhere near normal.
3. Do a set of short quick sprints. You're probably swimming in a 25-meter pool, so do this:
8 x 25m, each one pretty much as quick as you can, with a 20 second break between each 25m. (Or start each 25m exactly 40 seconds after you started the last one - a 40-second "interval". Intervals keep you honest.)
4. Take another rest. That little sprint set should've limbered you up and got some heat running through your brain and body.
5. Now a set of sturdy strengtheners.
5 x 100m, smooth and strong, with a 30 second gap between each 100m. (Or on a 2-minute interval.)
6. Take another rest. That should've opened your lungs right up and got some endorphins moving. Healthy tingling through body, etc.
7. Now a finish-off power set.
6 x 50m, with a 20 second break between each. (Or a 50-second interval.)
8. Roll right into a slow "warmdown" 100m, swim very gently, 25m free, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m free to finish.
9. Drink a couple pints of water.
Most surfers will feel some odd muscles twitching after a couple of these session, but it won't be too bad - not as bad as if you hadn't done any kind of upper body work.
Originally Posted by WildSurf
Heyo, I was wondering if any of you guys do specific workouts that help with paddling, pops ups, etc??
I want to be able to paddle harder, longer (heh, sounds like a Viagra add) and be faster more balanced on my pop ups.
swimming is good but you don't arch your back swimming. Just get your board and paddle up stream then after you get tired, getting back won't be so hard.
If you're not arching your back when swimming freestyle, breast stroke or butterfly you're doing it wrong.
I also like dumbbell workouts, there are a couple good ones on the Men's Health site I like to follow. Really good for muscle isolation and core strengthening. Don't forget to put some miles on your bike a couple times a week.