The Front Plank1 comments
Try this basic core exercise for improving your surfing movements, use the chart below to record how your improving week by week.
Keep feet together, keep your back straight, head in line with your spine, support your upper body using your elbows, to maintain this position keep your tummy muscles tight.
Hold for as long as you can.
Rest for 90 seconds then repeat 6 times.
The more you develop increased core strength, the longer you will be able to hold the position. Use a simple chart to plot your progress and see regular improvements.
|Date||Set 1 (seconds)||Set 2 (seconds)||Set 3 (seconds)||Set 4 (seconds)||Set 5 (seconds)||Set 6 (seconds)|
|Plot each set duration during rest period|
Article by Lee Stanbury, Surfing-Waves.com resident surf fitness guru, author of the Complete Guide to Surf Fitness. Lee has worked with top surf athletes Ben Skinner and Oli Adams, and developed fitness coaching with the U18 British surf team.
Check out Lee's surf fitness website at fit2surf.com.
on Jun 9, 2012