Basic Indo Squats0 comments | by Lee Stanbury
Many surfers at one point or another have suffered from knee pain, the knee has many different structures, and surfing will put them under strain, if you're not surfing much then there's even more chance you may end up with some knee trouble.
Improving your knee strength using an Indo board can be a great way to keep your knees in good shape and stay injury free!
Basic Indo Squats
Warm up could be 8-10 light mobility.
Before attempting a squat on an Indo board you may wish to try some basic squats on the floor; then once you have a good technique your ready to start.
Try not to let your knees get in front of your feet on the way down. Begin with your arms at your side and as you squat bring your arms straight out so that they are parallel to the floor. When using the cushion under the deck move your feet forward so your toes are near the front edge of the deck, this will allow you to drive from your heels.
Basic sets of as many as 15 will be enough to keep your knees strong. Try 5x 8 reps with 30 seconds rest between each set.
You'll need an Indo Board for this exercise, so check out the range in the SW Store.
About the Author
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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