I'm thinkin about starting to work out or train to improve my surfing. I've heard a lot of people say it helps out your surfing tremendously and also i know a lot of pros have their own personal trainers. I wonder what type of work outs they do or which muscles they focus on. I mean surfing does require your entire body to get some sort of exercise so its most likely a combination of cardiovascular and anaerobic work outs. I wanna start getting into this stuff but i have no idea where to begin. I dont wanna over do it just pace myself along the way until one day i can lift a car and look like stewie griffin after after peter gave him steroids. but in all seriousness do you guys train/get in shape to improve your surfing? if so what do you do to train?
I used to lift and do surf specific work outs I found on here and on youtube. I recently decided to give yoga a true shot. It was a good choice. I searched this forum and long story short found a dvd set called yoga for surfers 1,2 and 3. It was to expensive to buy but I found all 3 on youtube.
Now Iv lifted for maybe 10 years now and was very skeptical but after 2 weeks I'm happy with my choice. Yoga for surfers 1 is a bunch of pre/post surf stretches that deffinitly help with flexibility. The other 2 are more of a work out and intense. Iv already lost 8 pounds, I went from 158 to 150. I didn't have allot of fat on me but I do look more cut. As I write this my back is the most sore it's ever been without doing dead lifts and rows and what not. I don't know if it's improved my surfing but I definitely feel great. If you do decide to give it a shot, I warn you it's a bit cheesy. Ignore the cheesy hippie dippie crap and just do the routine.