A stupid question about paddling for exercise

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Toonces, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    So this is a bit off topic and might get a bit hippy dippy. But dude, i got into straight meditation back when i was smoking alot. It's hard to really "free you'r mind" but id get high, sit and just breath. No thoughts. No nothing. Literally clear your mind of everything. It was crazy. Id finish up and feel so energized and ready for the day. I stopped drinking and coffe or caffeine when i was doing this.

    Now that i don't smoke, i can't clear my mind like that haha. But yeah as hippy dippy as it sounds, it's a pretty cool experience. If trying it interests you, i totally suggest it.
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  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Surfers, doing yoga?? What is next?? Dancing lessons so you can waltz with Lawrence Welk?? No wonder wetsuits are back to including bright colors for fashionable choices.
    Where are the Miki Doras of the surfing world??

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Out getting shacked. It's going off right now... somewhere!
  4. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I'm IN!!!!!! Where do I sign up???!!![/QUOTE]
    Preferably at an LA Fitness close to a college campus....
  5. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yes, we've all seen your "yoga" lol

    Every summer we get dozens of Seattleites arriving in Subaru's and Range Rovers doing "Warrior" and "downward dog" all over the beach before they paddle out. YAWN

    Preferably at an LA Fitness close to a college campus....[/QUOTE]

    All we get out here are Wharf Rats lol
  6. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Da Cat played tennis regularly all the way till he died. He was too cool to break a sweat.
  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    He was; too bad he is gone. I have to admit, I had few surf heroes, but he was definitely one of them.
    The moron that came up with Surfline, Sean Collins, he died on the tennis court, I believe. I actually thought and hoped that would be the end of Surfline, but, nope...that shit is still here, and it has really turned into a personality cult worship center, nothing more.
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  8. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I do some paddling on the LB, and swim alot. I like the paddle - run - swim drill I came up with: paddle down to the jetty and back, about a 2/3 mile total, then run back down and swim back. It's a short fun workout, and you get to see what you are gonna swim in before hand, just in case.

    Every now and then I paddle a SB, or a short fish, but not as a routine. And only for 30 minutes, so I don't kill my shoulder blades, traps and neck. I've backed off circuit training with light weights, it gave me elbow AIDS. I just swim 3-4 times a week if no waves, and do yoga 2 times a week, and do tai chi a few minutes every day. Keeps me limber, balanced, and in good cardio. I bike once or twice a week for 30 minutes or so too. All this is low impact and keeps me surfing at a semi respectable level.

    Main thing: keep the ball rolling.
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  9. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Regarding swimming, I warm up with side stroke and back stroke and warm down same way. It relaxes and opens up my shoulders, back and chest. And during form work (alternate breaths for extra cardio) and sprints sometimes I use fins, to take load off shoulders and work core more. Too much fin use is hard on my feet and ankles, so gotta be in the moment and take them off when it starts to cramp. Old age sucks LOL, but better than dead.
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  10. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Forget that.. Do butterfly 200 meters!! Wimp!
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  11. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Barry wears yoga pants!
  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    But only after he coaxes them off of the yoga bimbos wearing them!!! And they do so willingly.....
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    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Lol. Just calls them “compression pants” still geyyy
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  14. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Damn...how did you get in my yard to take that picture??
    I will have to beef up security again.
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  15. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Who you fooling? That guys hair ain't grey.
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  16. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    At least he has hair!!!! I don't!!!
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  17. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2006
  18. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Started working at 13 - heavy, high stress high impact work. Got into heavy weights at 17 and went bananas into my late 30’s. I mean bananas - member of the triple 400 club bananas. Throw in hardcore mma, fighting and disciplines, and Walla: hips replaced at 41,47. Shoulders N stage arthritic and torn apart - full replacements coming. Knees scoped once already and are needing maintenance again. Wrists that lock up. Cervical spine stenosis from doing behind neck press...
    You buoys that do it right are the smart ones.
    As I’ve said before, I wish I had this place and yoos guys a long time ago - I would be a lot less metal! Hahahaha and even maybe a better surfer

    One note to add: my father is a Bullfrog from the 60’s - UDT that transitioned into the original SEAL teams of the Vietnam era... their favorite exercises
    Are crunches, push ups/pull ups and SWIMMING
    among all the good stuff they do. IF they had one to stick with it would be swimming hands down.
    Still is to this day.
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  19. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    I tie the ankle strap to the pool bar and paddle before a trip to PR. I'll do reg paddle speed, catch a wave speed and oh shit here comes the cleanup set speed.