The Complete Guide to Surf Fitness2 comments
Over the last few weeks, we've been looking at developing the surf fitness and exercise section of the site. We've been lucky enough to team up with Lee Stanbury, a surfing fitness guru . (the Powerstroke Cord). So, without further ado, let's take a look at The Complete Guide to Surfing Fitness.. It was Lee who put us onto
All round fitness is incredibly important if you want to become a proficient surfer. If you can get into good shape, you'll catch more waves, and spend more time in the water developing your technique. Now there's a guide that can help you improve your fitness, strength and flexibility, and it's been written specifically for surfers.
The guide is packed full of exercises for surfers of all fitness levels. Each section in the book deals with a different set of exercises, from mobility and flexibility, and includes bench training, free weights, indo boards, warm ups and cool downs. The exercise descriptions are easy to follow, and each set of exercise includes step by step, annotated images .
Follow the guide and you'll learn how to:
- Warm and cool down correctly
- Use anaerobic training to help you get out the back quicker
- Relax during hold-downs with hypoxic training
- Use plyometrics for explosive strength and faster pop-ups
- Create a training programme suited to your own needs
- Improve your balance training
Another bonus is that the guide can be used as a stand alone fitness program, without the need to purchase any other equipment, or have access to a gym. Work your way through the book, move from the basic to the advanced topics, and tailor your fitness program throughout. You'll soon be fitter and stronger, and as a result, become a better surfer.
Easy to follow, varied exercise
This guide is ideal for surfers who cannot surf regularly, but still wish to keep a good fitness level. It comes highly recommended, and is currently available to buy, RRP £19.99
The Complete Guide to Surf Fitness was provided free of charge for review by Lee from Fit2Surf.com.
The Guide can be purchased from these locations:
- Our surf fitness books page
on Aug 29, 2012
|I am turning 50 coming March 2013.. One of the things on my bucket list is to Surf. I used to be in great physical shape in my younger days and quite athletic. Due to aging, 5 knee surgerys, 2 children and life...I no longer am and feel discouraged most of the time. A friend of mine who is 60 took me and let me watch...really watch....next thing I knew I was in the water and really found that passion again. I know what it takes to be in shape but it truly is different now. This information has given me a "guide" to freedom. Thank you!!|
on Aug 29, 2012
|Hi T, welcome to Surfing Waves! |
It's great that you are getting in the water, check out a recent topic over on the forum about later in life beginners thread over on the forum. Why not register on the site and join in the conversation.