Fitness for Surfing: Reach Peak

Surfing is a physical demanding sport. It has use of your bones, tendons and different muscle groups. Before surfing you need to know when to use a wetsuit and to physically prepare. In order to catch a wave and paddle out far enough without  wearing yourself out as well as having yourself at some level of physical fitness and healthy dieting.  To get your body prepared for the surf session visit San Diego Surfing to book your next adventure before getting started.

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Surfing Warm-Up 

Warm ups will help increases mobility and flexibility of the body and joints, decreases muscle stiffness, increase heart rate, improve blood circulation and oxygen to the muscles. Do each of these warm ups for 10 minutes with a 30 second break in between. Some good warm ups would include trying the following:

  • Breathing Squats- Inhaling and exhaling in squat performance
  • Standing Knee Hug- Stand tall and bring knee to chest as far as possible
  • Lunge- Stand in standing position bring 1 leg forward squatting down
  • Single leg squat- Stand in standing position on one leg going down 

Training Workouts

Provides strength and endurance to perform better in the water. Note, I am just listing the workout names that will help. Only YOU know your body and fitness level.

  • Kettle Bell Swings
  • Weighted Squats
  • Dead-lifts, Single leg dead-lifts
  • Medicine Ball
  • Row Machine
  • Sprints, Running 
  • Push-ups- Try one arm push-ups

Catch a Wave 

Balance Exercises

  • Single Leg Balance with upper body medicine ball tosses
  • Single Leg Cable Push or Pulls
  • Exercises on top of a Balance Board 

Core Training

  • Medicine Ball
  • Ab Machine
  • Sit-ups
  • Stability Ball Rollouts

Endurance

  • Boxing
  • Jump Rope
  • Jogging Intervals
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Mountain Climbers

These Exercises will be able to get you prepared for your next trip. Although, taking caution on making sure you use proper form will decrease the risk of injury.

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