5 Ways to keep “Surf Fit” in Cold Weather
Benefits of Yoga for Surfing
- Increased flexibility.
- Stronger core muscles.
- Better breathing techniques.
- Improved balance.
- More stamina.
- Greater mental focus.
- Restored and revitalized energy.
read more about yoga and surfing here: https://www.swimoutlet.com/guides/the-benefits-of-yoga-for-surfers
Maybe boring, but weight training is invaluable for increasing strength, toning muscle groups, and preventing osteoporosis. Weight training for surfing, of course, doesn’t mean bicep curls and bench presses. It doesn’t mean you’re training solely to make your muscles bigger, it means you’re training to make the muscles important for surfing more efficient. Not only that, but if you’re on the correct program, you’ll be less likely to get hurt, have a much faster recovery time, and be able to surf longer.
Squat to Stand
One of the simplest things you can do to improve your surfing outside of the water is develop a deep squat. Being able to get low and stay balanced is key to tube riding and is needed as a ‘go to’ position to prevent falls and recover from committed turns. The deep squat requires ample hip knee and ankle mobility, it decompresses the lower spine and improve digestion. Spend some time in the deep squat every day. Put the laptop on the coffee table and sit deep instead of slouching in your chair. All surfers should be able to do a deep squat. Here is a great video with some drills on how to improve yours: