Surf-Inspired Workout – Improve Paddling Strength And Pop-Up
This surf-inspired workout is a great to stay in surfing shape because it is similar to the way you would paddle during a session. The vast majority of your time is spent paddling. Paddling for a wave, paddling for position, paddling back out after a wave, etc. It’s absolutely necessary to have strength and endurance in your paddling. You paddle to a good position, then rest for maybe 5 or 10. Then you do the same thing over. Maybe this time you get a wave and paddle for it, catch it and end up on the inside. Then you have to paddle again to get back out.
There’s a constant cycle of paddling and resting, paddling and resting. Circuits mimic this cycle that you go through in the water, making them ideal for a surf-inspired workout and training.
Try the surf-specific circuit below to see how they can help build your strength and endurance.
-Each workout is made up of 2 circuits that are to be completed twice each.
-Each circuit is 8 minutes long with a 30-second breather at the 4 minute mark.
-In each circuit you are to complete the 4 exercises as many times as possible in the 8 minutes.
-Take a 60-90 second rest between each circuit.
-Alternate each circuit.
Surf-Inspired Workout Circuits:
-10 push-ups (use gymnast rings if you have them)
-6-8 flys using gymnast rings (if no gymnast rings, 10 lay-flat push-ups + 1 burpee)
-10 push-up shuffles, side to side
-10 reverse flys (use gymnast rings or a TRX if you have one)