Hey Dudes! Its been a long while and I began my surf season in earnest again this past week. It is like starting all anew again after not pumpin waves since last October.
I was at my fave break this past week and waves were super inviting, but I discovered I lost all of the accessory muscle strength I had last year that helped me get to the line up!
I plan to be back to the soup in a couple weeks, and before I do I want some pointers for weight bearing exercise that will make it easier for me to have that paddle strength needed to get out there again.
Recently I went out in my 3/2 on my custom stick, a frierson "shortboard" and I feel it was mostly the effort of trying paddling a shortboard, versus my accostomed funboard, that made me go noodle armed at the break area, and I was left powerless to get beyond it.
Now before I'm told to get back on the funboard, or told to get my virgin Bing soaked, I am asking for help with any dumb bell exercises I might be able to do until I get out again. So I can actually have strength to paddle past the breaks effortlessly on my SB.
So far I do basic curls, extensions, rows etc with 30# bells, but are there better land locked techniques one can perform to help paddle strength while still landlocked? I don't have the luxury of a body of water close by to literally paddle around in when I'm away from the island.
I should note to you I have an indo board I've used that has not been touched yet this season, but I don't believe it will help with my paddling needs (though I will be using it again soon), however add this item to my repoitoire when you advise me on strength gaining techniques to help my surfing.
Alright Dudes, its great to be back and I hope to meet more friends soon to enjoy the stoke this season. Hopefully we can friend up on island this summer and be legend together
Thanks for helping with tips and peace!
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Jun 14, 2013, 03:20 PM #1
Back again for another season; Would like pointers :)
Jun 14, 2013, 03:23 PM #2
Work the f**k out of the FORUM SEARCH FUNCTION!!!!
Welcome back, kook.
Let me start by saying that you should read some of the older posts about this topic. There's gotta be one or two, haha. Now that I have said the obvious, let the rest of the ridicule begin.
Ha, well Rhode Island guys who were getting uneasy at all the attention..........you have been saved.
Now the attention will go to hassling Gruvi because of his unassuming and friendly nature.......
Plus, I reckon the whole thing aboot building one's self up by putting others down will come into effect.
Gruvi, real surfers don't train. Weight lifting is for high school football players from Kansas. Just surf as much as possible, drink beer and smoke herb, and you'll be alright.
total gym bro.
Jun 14, 2013, 03:32 PM #6
Gents, I'm merely looking for fast, valid weight lifting tips from others that may be in my circumstance i.e. a kook, or whatever namecalling it is for a neophyte surfer.
I tried searching and mostly found more of the same, sarcastic responses, and not helpful dumb bell or similar tips for conditioning. Thanks for the levity though
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Jun 14, 2013, 03:40 PM #9Senior Member
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- Turtle Island
Work your shoulders and back...I dont have a pull up bar and can no longer tolerate gyms, but you could throw a couple towels over a tree branch and use them for handles..maybe some lateral raises for your delts...plyo and single leg squats.
Jun 14, 2013, 03:45 PM #10Member
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- Wilmington, NC
Dumbell swings should work your paddling muscles. I'm no expert, but I've found that I'm sore in the same areas after I do a ton of kettlebell swings or tough paddling session.
You can also use single arm swings and/or increase the range of the swing over your head.