The Powerstroke Cord0 comments
Over the last few weeks, we've been 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. (You can find out more about Lee here) It was Lee who put us onto the Powerstroke Cord.
The Powerstroke Cord arrived in it's own handy storage bag. The bag contains the cord, an instructional DVD, and an informational leaflet with some product information, directions for use, and safety tips.
The Powerstroke Cord is a product that can be used to improve your surfing fitness. It can be used to perform a number of exercises to increase strength and endurance, including the simulation of the paddling motion used in surfing. Practice paddling when you cannot get in the water!
The Powerstroke Cord is essentially a resistance band. It comes with two bungee cords, both fully removable. You can exercise with one cord for light resistance, or two to give you stronger resistance. If you are new to exercise, or a junior surfer, a single cord is perfect. If you are a regular surfer or swimmer, and are looking to improve your performance, using both cords should provide the right resistance. The cords have a clip at each end, and click onto the hand hoops.
The cord is attached to a stationary object, such as a door handle or post. It also comes with a kidney support that can be used with larger/broader supports. To see the cord in use, and some sample exercises, take a look at the video below.
The DVD offers instruction on using the Powerstroke Cord, including safety tips and sample exercises. It shows the Powercord in use, UK Longboarder Ben Skinner is shown exercising in the Skindog surfboard factory, highlighting just how adaptable the cord is.
Without further ado, here's the Powercord in action:
Here's an Example Workout
- Start with a basic warm up, 3-5 minutes of arm swings
- 5 x 60 second paddles at a moderate pace with light breathing. Paddle slowly with smooth controlled movement. After each 60 seconds of paddle take 30 second rests
- After 2 minutes of rest then paddle 4 x 2 minute sets taking 30 seconds rest after each
- Finally paddle 3 x 3 minute sets taking 45 seconds rest after each 3 minutes
- Cool down with 10 minutes light stretching
So there you go, surf fitness in a bag. Overall, it looks like a good product, one that will enable you to keep a good level of paddling fitness when you are unable to get into the water. Make the Powercord a part of your surf fitness program.
The Powerstroke Cord was provided free of charge for review by Lee from Fit2Surf.com.
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