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5 great exercises to prepare for surfing

Want to get fit for your surf trip?

 

Summer is full on already. We are still landlocked but we are looking forward to our surf trip and we want to be prepared when getting into the waves during our holidays.

You might not live at the ocean as we do or you even live close to a surf spot but you don’t find enough time to surf during your week full of work. You are going on that trip and your goal is to surf as much as possible.

You don’t want to be tired after your first session and you don’t want to be sore after two days of surfing!

 

In this video Mitch shows you a 5 functional fitness exercise circuit you can do at home to be prepared for your surftrip or surfseason.

 

 

Used equipment: gymball, resistance band, dumb-bells, surfboard

Don’t forget: Do three laps of that 5 exercise circuit. Work out 2 to 4 times a week.

 Tip for women or beginners: If exercise number 2 (better core and shoulder balance) feels too difficult to you, try to do this exercise in a kneeling position. Works great too!

 

This is our alternative when there is no ocean to water our board

 

 

Hope you like the workout! Be ready when it’s on!

Bibi & Mitch

P.S. Don't forget to try our Go Pro Fitness Training Course! Click Here

 

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6 comments to “5 great exercises to prepare for surfing”

  • Emily A., March 31, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Just what I needed! Thanks much for the tips! Aloha

  • Brian Brown, August 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I enjoyed the video but not sure I could manage that ballance board for too long. Thanks for the tips.

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  • Chris, July 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hey Mitch those exercises are awesome!

    I really like the one with the resistance bands for paddling power. I’ve never seen that one before. Seems like a great way to train for paddling even when you are not around water. I’m for sure going to do it.

    Also the take off practice looks like it will really be beneficial.

    Actually all of the exercises look killer!

    • Mitch GPFT-Team, August 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Hey Chris, cool you like it!

      i am going on a 2 week surftrip on a boat pretty soon and i have been doing that little circuit twice a week for the last few weeks!

      its quick and easy to do between all the other daily activities and i know it will help me to get more surfing out of my surftrip :-)!

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