What are some good surfing excersizes/tips?

Question by Max: What are some good surfing excersizes/tips?
I just started surfing, still can’t stand up yet, (only tried once so far) is there any tips, or mainly any good excersizes on popping up, or like a good surfing workout? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Bill
surf ups! or burpees as they’re more commonly known. so i guess google burpee exercise… they’re great for building that strength that you need to pop up with over and over again.

i would also say get used to doing some yoga several times a week at a minimum. you could easily do what i’m talking about in under 20 minutes a day. 5 to 10 minutes of something to warm your body up before you got into the poses, 5 to 10 minutes worth of the stretching/poses, and then a few minutes just to cool back down and relax all of that tension out of you.

if you’re really that serious, then i would also be doing something aerobic and fun several days a week for about an hour at the time… also maybe one day a week or so of getting into the weight room. nothing major, just start small and build up those muscles a bit over the course of 4 to 6 months. i would make sure that my lower body was strong to protect against the wear and tear that your knees, hips, and ankles are going to be taking. shoulders need some attention too. you have no idea how many surfers have shoulder problems from overuse and not strengthening/stretching properly.

if you like it, then keep surfing. best wishes to you.

as with most things in life, just kind of ease into the things i’ve described above. work your way up to your abilities.

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