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  1. #41
    You guys are silly! Funny thread though. I can't wait to smoke all you buff wannabe shoobies in the water this Summer....Again! Workouts ha! Your not going to "explode" past guys that are vastly more experienced and surf in heavy gear all winter long, every winter, every year and until you pay that toll you can jazzersize all you want. Bro's just gotta surf more and learn to spot potential waves and where they'll break before the part-timers. As for a quick fix to stagnation in the line up this Summer, get a longboard! You'll paddle circles around and cut through "In shape" shortboard shoulder hoppers till the cows come home. Which in South Jersey is a viable way to tell time. LOL

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDaddy View Post
    All you need to do is push-ups curls and or pull-ups. I'm not in shape whats so ever, smoke about about a pack and half a day but I make sure at all times I can drop and do fifty and be able to do 10-15 pull-ups. That aleast maintains enough strenth to get though the impact zone and catch some waves. When I do decided to get my self in shape of corse my surfing improves but I'm not in Pacific Beach anymore so I lost the stoke. Pop a perk and light up a smoke.
    Awesome! LOL

  3. #43
    too bad im not a benny, wannabee, or a shoobie who doesn't know how to surf.

  4. #44
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    Salty J, can I please be excluded too from this group too? I've been surfing for twenty years and live in Margate year round.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Salty J View Post
    You guys are silly! Funny thread though. I can't wait to smoke all you buff wannabe shoobies in the water this Summer....Again! Workouts ha! Your not going to "explode" past guys that are vastly more experienced and surf in heavy gear all winter long, every winter, every year and until you pay that toll you can jazzersize all you want. Bro's just gotta surf more and learn to spot potential waves and where they'll break before the part-timers. As for a quick fix to stagnation in the line up this Summer, get a longboard! You'll paddle circles around and cut through "In shape" shortboard shoulder hoppers till the cows come home. Which in South Jersey is a viable way to tell time. LOL
    Well said, lets see how many barneys are in the lineup on saturday getting boards tossed around.

  6. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salty J View Post
    You guys are silly! Funny thread though. I can't wait to smoke all you buff wannabe shoobies in the water this Summer....Again! Workouts ha! Your not going to "explode" past guys that are vastly more experienced and surf in heavy gear all winter long, every winter, every year and until you pay that toll you can jazzersize all you want. Bro's just gotta surf more and learn to spot potential waves and where they'll break before the part-timers.
    Best comment i've seen so far in this thread. Nothing helps you surf better than just simply surfing MORE often. Don't be a wave snob and wait for the perfect day to get in the water. Get in the water every chance you get and challenge yourself with the sloppy days and that will make the ideal conditions seem like you are cheating.

    As far as what you can do when out of the water, I personally like run, bike, SUP long distance on flat water and also push myself in the surf whether it's windy or not, those windy days you don't catch as many waves but you really burn out those arm, shoulder, core and leg muscles. Yes, you need all of them, not just triceps, you can't ignore any part of your body, it's about balance, like someone else said, you can't do nothing but ab work outs and neglect the back, you have to work on the opposing muscle groups to get the most out of the ones you are seeking to improve, not to mention it prevents or limits injury as your body will be more in tune and well rounded, not leaving certain muscles exposed and prone to injury due to overcompensating with other muscle groups.

  7. #47
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    Just mix it up - lifting, cardio, and esp. swimming - for the "explosive paddling, swim a lot of short, fast wind sprints, then when you get a little worn out, swim a mile (usually about 72 laps) without stopping - that will give you endurance for the hard paddles out on big days. I started a p90x thread here a few weeks ago, and i'm still going strong - the term "muscle confusion" is just a gimmick phrase - it's really all just about mixing it up! (but i gotta say, getting into week 5, these are intense workouts - many do involve numerous (different) kinds of pull-ups, pushups, and weight training, in addition to cardio and stretching, so for me, I gotta say it's working so far! Then after the 90 days, I'll go back to my former routines for maintenance, but I'm hoping the best workouts I'll be getting will be in the surf - I don't know (or care) what the tropical forecasters are saying, but the water never got that cold this winter, so maybe it'll get warmer sooner for a good tropical season!

  8. #48
    Ever since August of this past year I have experienced a major downgrade in my surfing endurance. I had no clue as to why, since I work out regularly and I eat pretty healthy. I started to just chalk it up to getting older and I was going to have to get used to it.... well after lamenting over this mentally, trying to figure out what to do... I had realized that I was one of those guys who hits the gym regularly but had gotten out of shape... if that's possible... which it is. One of the things I usually do during the warmer months is run. and before I run I do push ups and sit ups. and right around the time I started losing my endurance my running routine stopped. but my gym routine did not. I was lifting weight and mixing up the weight routine. But my cardio suffered and my endurance dissappeared. So I had good initial explosive power, but it was gone and I was exhausted and very out of breath quick. So I changed my workout routine. Its pretty simple and I'll sum it up for those that wish to read on...
    Workouts are made up of 3 weeks...
    Week 1. Light weight High repitition work at the gym.

    Week 2. Heavy weight lower repition at the gym.

    Week 3. Home workout consisting of - (mon, tues, thurs, friday same routine each day)
    30 reps of push ups, immediately into 20 leg lifting situps immediately into 20 standing one leg squats (20 each leg, example, right leg squating while left leg is resting on chair behind me.)
    2 minute break.
    Repeat for a total of 5 times.

    This might not sound very impressive but you will be huffing and puffing your lungs out by the time you are done. By the time I did this over one week I had already felt the difference in my endurance.
    Last edited by MFitz73; Mar 22, 2012 at 08:19 PM.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDaddy View Post
    Shakagrom I disagree push-ups work mostly your tri's shoulders and back muscles all of which are used in surfing. Try lying on your back with a curl bar with 5 or 10lbs plates and raising it from behind your head to 90deg. forward like you look as if you were going to bench press it. You'll have monster tri's in no time. I can attest to stout metalworks theory about the one punch knock outs, it true. I only fight if its the last option except when my buddy hit me first (drunk of cores) one punch KO, he went to the hospital with a concussion. The next two I was attacked and they both woke up in the hospital and needed plastic surgeons. The last of the two my girlfriend said it took forty staples to put his face face back together and he looked like Frankenstein. Don't knock the work out till you try it.
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  10. #50
    some great advice from the posters above. For something really basic you could bust out 25 burpees, 50 push ups, 10 pull ups, 50 sit ups repeat 3 times, and a 3 mile run every day. That will do the trick.