Hi, rare waves here so;
I've been bodybuilding for looks and the feeling for 4 years now with no massive success but people do comment and it's changed my life.
I recently went surfing in Madagascar and although I was impressed with my fitness I want to take it further.
As my girlfriend puts it 'You've got all these muscles but they don't actually work'; I get tired fairly easily I thought, until I surfed and didn't ache unlike the others. So I want to develop:
- core stability (mostly)
- more endurable strength
- muscles that are used in surfing
; all the things you don't focus on in bodybuilding. I need to learn how to do a differnt kind of training (`real` training), while I know how to lifting heavy I'd like to adapt this knowledge to more useful strength.
I may also try to build a little mass at the same time because it's fun.
- can you recommend a book aimed at sports people
- core stability exercises that make you puff; I enjoy lifting wieghts but i'll give pilates etc a go if it really works
- leg flexibility
Thanks for any pointers