Dynamic Surfing Stretches

Dynamic Surfing Stretches.. Get Dirty Loose!

This is gonna be a short post.  The main takeaway is that you should warmup before you surf.  It really is that simple.  It Does My Head In when I see totally out of shape, terrible posture, I’m stuck at a desk looking dudes just do an arm-swing or two and then hop in the water.  Quite frankly it’s stupid.  It is asking the universe to rip apart your shoulder, herniate a disc, tear a hamstring, or give yourself some type of injury that requires an expensive operation.  Just warm up!!!  Get your body ready to move.

Dynamic surfing stretches.…  a sequence of radness that is going to mobilise and warmup every single major joint complex in your body.   3 moves.  That’s it!!!!   3 Simple moves.  Do them!  This series of mobility drills can take you 90seconds before you hop in the water.

ARE YOU STIFF?  ANY AREAS PARTICULARLY TIGHT?

You may find yourself particularly stiff in certain areas of the body with these movements.  Not as flexible as me?  You should be, stiffand I’m not just saying that to inflate my flexibility ego, I’m saying that from working with loads of surfers and seeing how severely inflexibility can damage the body when combined with surfing.  If a joint is restricted (as most are with terrible modern-life posture), if you force movement through a restricted joint as often happens in surfing, it will tear, break, suck, hurt, cost money, and take away surf-time.  You NEED some specific tissue mobility work.  I’ve developed Surf-Fit Recovery Secrets, which is specific tissue release work for every major joint complex and it’s as simple as spending 5 minutes a day working on your body.  Check it out at SURF TRAINING SUCCESS   as it’s part of the comprehensive Surf Fitness Training Program.

IF YOU’RE SURFING A LOT, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SPEED RECOVERY AND HELP PERFORMANCE.

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Warmup!!!  Get your body to move better….. eat good food, and go surf!

-cris

4 Comments

  • So true! I actually pulled a hammy by not warming up before heading out. Could barely walk for a week and couldnt do physically activity for a few. Not fun! Love your posts. Jordan R. Founder & Chief Content Dude @ http://www.surfbait.com
  • Cheers man!  Yeah, I have been recently working with a guy that completely tore his hamstring first wave out on a surf recently.  It's unnecessary risk to not get your body moving before going for a surf.
  • […] Bang out about 6 reps of each of those movements.  I generally do them in the order that I’ve put them.  And then you can do your arm swings.  Seriously, do some arm swings.  A bit of extra effort in loosening up the shoulder girdle and getting more movement into the upper body is a good thing before paddling out.  Here’s a post and vid I did a while back going one a few of these and some extras… check it out!!!  Stay Loose Man – Surf Warmup […]
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