workouts for surfing?

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by hcsurf15, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    for those that are lazy, cheap or older, but still need to do something between sessions:

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday (or every other day):
    * 3 sets of 14 push-ups (no time limit between sets)
    * 35 squats (no weights)

    Tues, Thurs, Sat:
    * 50 sit-ups

    Also, try to get in a 30 minute walk every day. The faster the better.


    When starting this routine, only do one set of 14 push-ups, 20 squats (or when you start feeling the burn), 30 sit-ups and a shorter/slower walk. After a week or two, add another set of pushups, few more squats, more sit-ups and longer/faster walks (never rush into any training routine, or risk injury). Do the exercises slowly and deliberately, don't just jam through them. Form is everything.

    This abbreviated "workout" will just be enough to get you popping up on your board, not have rubber legs during bottom turns and a little cardio so you don't burn out in an hour. I've done this even just 2 weeks before a trip and it helped a lot.

    It won't do much for your paddling (don't know what will, other than maybe a specialized weight machine). I've found that if I surf even only as little as 3 days a month, it keeps paddling muscle activated. But, if I skip even one month, my next session is super weak. Of course, there's a lot of factors that go into that (body type, years surfing, etc), so ymmv.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2013
  2. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009

  3. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Then maybe you should spare the 6 kilocalories required to read said past as well as forgo the 12.7353 kCal that would be spent STFU.

    Repeat regularly, if not compulsively, and you'll find yourself lean and mean if not like the next Rambo.
  4. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Take a kick boxing class or a mixed martial art.Learn a skill and get in shape all at once.
  5. Salty

    Salty Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    spend a month with P90X, you'll want to do the whole 90 days! (gotta stick with the diet plan, too!
  6. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
  7. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    "Prancercise"?? No kidding.
    Actually, I believe a saw two guys doing something similar in San Francisco.
    It was during Fleet Week back in the 80's, and several shipmates and I had walked into to the wrong bar.
  8. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    You have no sense of humor, sparky, yet you have an unmitigated opinion on EVERYTHING. And you like to tell people to STFU, go screw themselves & any number of other unpleasantries. You're special. That's what the mirror tells you every morning, eh?
  9. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Good stuff.
  10. Dudicles

    Dudicles Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    +1 on kettlebells, I started using them in my warmups before my WOD and I feel like it affects the same muscles that get weak during surfing.

    And I am DEFINITELY going to start prancercising.
  11. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Screw P90X when i could just be doing the cameltoe at 3:36!
    She's definitely showing some shadow box.