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Thread: surf trip training
Jan 29, 2014, 02:29 AM #21
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Jan 29, 2014, 03:19 AM #22
Rowing machine....anything that makes you sweat really....eat steaks and chicken.
Jan 29, 2014, 03:28 AM #23Senior Member
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Steroids . .
Jan 29, 2014, 05:50 AM #24
What kind of individual trains to go surfing? JUST GO SURF! Sound familiar braddahs???
Anywayz...now that people are taking these types of threads seriously (which I'm very happy to see since mine weren't a year ago), I've got a few thoughts in addition to the many great points put up my several posters. fins369, that was one of the best posts I've seen on this board.
I may be repeating some of what others said on here but my focuses are: 1) 6.5 days a week of diet perfection with one cheat meal weekly; 2) flexibility and core training; 3) low to no impact training no matter what implement; 4) pushing anaerobic and aerobic capacity during all workouts via interval style; 5) hydration round the clock.
Specificity is so key with anything athletic. fins369 talked about simulating the environment you'll be in at these vacation breaks, if not exceeding their intensity during your pre-training. I always like to go to battle knowing that I've prepared myself to sustain a stronger onslaught of external forces than I will face that day.
One thing I've started recently is working on getting to my feet when tired. I've done this at the end of weight circuits. Mock paddle on the gym floor then push to feet and make sure I'm front-weighted with proper spacing in stance (skating narrows it). Think about it - do you want your movement to your feet to be sloppy and insufficient when you've just paddled your hardest through sets out back or into a big wave that's harder to get into? No way. That's asking to get shott from the lip.
Without stressing your body from over-training, if your weakest link (whether it be form or imbalanced strength or what have you) is buffered over time to not be so weak, your outcomes in bouts and instances of high physicality and challenge will be more desirable.
Keep this thread going. It's on point.
Jan 29, 2014, 05:55 AM #25
Legs for days is right. My lower half has never been bad and actually been an asset over the years. However, living on the Carver and pumping the daylights out of that uphill endlessly has transformed my legs and hips like crazy. Strength, balance, endurance, you name it.
The legs are your biggest muscle group and loading them with any type of resistance will give you a very favorable endogenous hormonal response. Both in testosterone and growth hormone.
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Jan 29, 2014, 01:23 PM #26
For those who have mentioned breath holding / underwater training, what do you do exactly? I'd like to work this into my routine.
Jan 29, 2014, 01:36 PM #27
Jan 29, 2014, 02:07 PM #28Senior Member
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I'm more apt to avoid the sugar though with the thought in my mind that its breaking down my muscle instead of an insulin spike, or energy substrate or anabolism etc...
Yes.... just go surf probably is the best training but I think a good percent of guys going on trips are mostly weekend warriors (at best).
Wouldn't worry too much about getting too big or putting on too much muscle. If you are only training for a month or so ahead of time you probably aren't going to turn into the Hulk. Over time its possible and yes it probably would hinder your flexibility. From my point of view it always seems as if the big "stacked" guys are always the most uncoordinated and have yet to see any bodybuilders killing it in the lineup.
Flexibility really is a major factor if not the most important along with stamina and/or endurance. If you are flexible not only will surfing benefit from it but it also really decreases the chance of an injury. You really want to be nice and loose when bouncing off reefs....
Jan 29, 2014, 02:45 PM #30Member
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those who said go out and surf, where I live I gotta wake up at 4am, take an hour ride to the break, surf and hour or two and head back to the city to college or work. I TRY to do this at least twice per week, but I totalled my car and I depend on friends so its not as easy as it used to be.
for those who said go out there on a longboard and paddle for ages, I would LOVE to be able to do this, but with the explanation above, Id rather surf when I do go to the beach he.