I trust you had a pretty awesome weekend and got you Monday off to a solid start.
I spent the weekend up in New Smyrna Beach hanging at a beach house.
I had a blast…
I spent Saturday doing some pretty active stuff along having a few adult beverages.
Saturday morning a went for a cruise down the beach on my buddies longboard.
It was really awesome.
The afternoon was filled with trying my best to stand up on a surf
Needless to say the surfing wasn’t exactly my forte but man I had fun.
As I type this though I am a new kind of sore.
You know that type of sore you get when you try a workout for the first time ever.
Yeah that about sums up how I feel.
So out of curiosity I typed in surfer workout into Google.
I kinda want to see how these guys workout to be able to surf for hours.
(Over and above just the act of surfing)
What I found was kinda shocking.
It seems that there re a lot of idiots writing workouts for surfers.
I mean I saw a video of a guy doing cable crossovers while standing on a balance board.
Now I am all about functional training.
I get that the balance board is like the actual act of surfing.
But come on.
Me thinks most surfers would benefit a lot more from 1 or 2 legit strength training workouts per week with a focus on bodyweight.
If I were to take up the sport of surfing I would make sure I was very proficient with my own body weight.
This would include lots of pushups.
And get really strong when it came to my pull-ups.
I mean the act of paddling is pretty much all back.
As for my legs…
I would def squat and deadlift and then work on my explosive power with simple jumps and lunges.
This would be a pretty killer all around workout to work into a surfers actual week of “SURFING”
Lets not forget the best way to get good at a sport is to actually do the sport :).
This is just my opinion as I was pretty shocked with what I saw when I started seeing what type of info is there when you Google surfing workout.
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