Indo Press Up0 comments
The indo board has many uses for improving your surfing strength fitness and skill. This exercise will improve your core strength and upper body strength which will boost your paddle power!
Boost your core strength with an indo press up,
What is core strength?
The core muscles include not only those in your abdominals and back, but also muscles in your pelvic floor and hips. Many of your core muscles can't be seen because they're buried underneath other muscles. The transverse abdominals for example, is hiding underneath your rectus abdominals and encases, or hugs the whole area below the belly button. While the rectus abdominals is sitting on top looking good, the transverse abdominals is working hard, especially during surfing movements
Start the exercise with both hands on the indo deck, then with the deck placed on the roller perform a slow press up, once you have almost reached the deck with your chin, push upwards to finish the move off.
Before any work out warm up with 6-8 minutes mobility. Mobilising the joints and ligaments that support the body can be vital if you are to warm up correctly and avoid injury.
After a warm up try 6 reps with 20 seconds rest before repeating.
Try 4 sets of 6.
As you get stronger increase the amount of rep you do. Example: 6, then 8, then 10 etc.
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.
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