RADICALLY ENHANCE YOUR SURFING: SURF ATHLETE
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12 Week All Inclusive Highly Effective Training Program That Delivers Results You’ll Feel in the Ocean. Radically Enhance Your Surfing by Improving Your Body with Workouts and Stretch routines that help you move like a surfer needs to.
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Ian Kilcoyne K. (verified owner) – January 26, 2020
Great program, gradual and specific … Clear and easy to follow
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Mike R. (verified owner) – January 22, 2020
I am nearly through Phase 1 of the program and I am already noticing huge changes to my surfing and general health. Great variety to the work outs and plenty of additional content to keep you motivated. Looking forward to a taking all of this training and techniques into my Telos surf trip in a couple of months!
Inigo G. (verified owner) – January 6, 2020
Cris is making good and valuable stuff that requires your focus and hard work in a holistic way. He offers no-nonsense, no-miracle-techniques, and no instant-magic-awakening of your hidden god-of-surfing. Just a lifetime path of learning.
William A. (verified owner) – January 5, 2020
Just got back from a week long trip to Nicaragua after finishing the Surf Athlete Training Program. Paddling strength and endurance was much improved. Caught more waves. Paddled harder. Hurt less. Couldn’t be happier. Can’t wait to keep it up for the next trip!
philowen o. (verified owner) – January 2, 2020
I love the easy to follow programmes and videos
Brian S. (verified owner) – December 30, 2019
Well done app full of great info and well laid out .
Michael S. (verified owner) – December 29, 2019
I really like the diversity in this workout and it covers so many aspects of surftraining, stretches, breathing and just generally movements. Great work 😃🤙🏽
Ian S. (verified owner) – December 29, 2019
I went through this program for 3 months and I believe it really helped my surf technique. This coupled with some work on a surf skate board made lots of difference. Many of my surf mentors and buddies noticed me being able to move a little more fluidly on waves.
You gotta put in the work. But the program progresses nicely. And your body adapts slow and steady. And now I maintain doing the advance workouts weekly.
I definitely recommend it!
alexandra k. (verified owner) – December 29, 2019
This program provides professional training exercises and information . I come from the health business my self and I’m impressed by the profound knowledge that stands behind all of that. At the moment I’m surfing in Brasil and I use the worm up bevor the session and it feels like Heven for my back! I highly recommend the program. It is fun and it works!
Heath N. (verified owner) – December 27, 2019
I am so inspired by Chris and everything he does so I may be a little biased. Let me just say I went into the Surf Athlete Program app with high expectations and they have been surpassed. Chris has managed to keep up the intensity and keep me engaged with the app. That is good because if you stick with it the mechanics of the exercises will absolutely change the way you surf. I’m in Phase 2 right now. In Phase 1, I came away feeling stronger, more flexible and with more stability in my core. Now I’m in Phase 2 and I’m seeing the improvements show up in how I surf and paddle. A recent session here in San Diego involved a lot of paddling. I paddled until I was absolutely spent. Afterward, I was more sore in different areas of my central back, instead of all in my chest and arms. This was a result of using a more effective posture while paddling, and this more effective posture was a result of the work I had done with the app. The program is worth the investment in time and money. Thanks Chris for all you do and being such a professional!
Elan F. – December 26, 2019
Cris continues upping his own training game, making it easier for all of us to stay in surf shape regardless of how many times a week we’re able to paddle out. This is the second course I’m doing with Cris, and the fact that it’s now app-enabled makes it super-simple to do as well as to track progress. Work out with Cris on your mobile device or tablet and you’ll get more flexible, stronger, smarter, and healthier. A final word: Cris has always made himself available and responds quickly to any questions or worries I’ve had. If you’re looking for a fitness program tailored for the needs of surfers, you should definitely check this one out!
Lucas W. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
Wanted to give 6 stars but couldn’t. Can’t say how much I love this surf program/programs they have help me not just in my surfing but I’m feeling better in everyday life from the surf athlete program to the breathing, the flow work and paddle training. I’ve started combining them all now and I’ve never felt better. Chris really knows his stuff and I feel he’s just a stoked guy who really wants to help guys surf there best. Cheers
Aimee H. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
The 12 week program is great and constant improvements are being made to app functionality. The workouts cover strength and flexibility and provide a complete all round workout. Just choose a later week to start on if you want something more advanced. Videos are really well done and clearly explain how to maintain the correct form.
ryan b. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
I am on week 3 and really enjoying the app. It’s exactly what I needed where I get programs and easy to follow. I also like you really don’t need a lot of machines and now looking at building a gym in my garage and quitting my gym. I just need a spin bike and with the beach pool just down the street i can get my cardio in.
Dean B. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
My training has taken on a whole new dimension thanks to Cris, the Surf Athlete Program and the Surf Strength Coach App!! The attention to technique combined with the app have enabled me to learn heaps and get much more benefit during my exercise time. With limited spare time, this has been a huge gain for me.
Four weeks into this program, and my training has improved to a whole new level, where my mind and body are getting stronger and I’m becoming incredibly more flexible. I hadn’t surfed for a while until last week when I went for a paddle in small conditions and blew my mind with the ease at which I caught my first wave, stoop up, and surfed it all the way in. I’m very excited to continue this journey. Thanks heaps Cris!!
Jim N. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
Over the past several years I have tried several programs to improve my surfing mobility. I am 48 and spent many years lifting heavy weights and following a strict strength training routine. I neglected mobility and flexibility for the most part and also developed weaknesses that I was unaware of. As a result my surfing has suffered and in particular I have battled restriction of movement along with associated injuries which have gotten pretty bad over the last several years. My whole body has been pretty locked up and was getting worse and worse. My biggest struggles have been with Kyphosis and anterior pelvic tilt from too much desk time, improper training and overall neglect. This has negatively affected my ability to function efficiently in the water. After only one month doing the full routine along with the separate pop-up program I am already beginning to feel my body open up. Paddling is improving and my pop-up is night and day. I didn’t remember how easy and effortless it could be! I still have a long way to go, but I have confidence that the program will get me there. The information and detail in the program is excellent! Give it your 100% and the reward will follow. The program is great for surfing, but also great for your overall mobility for life.
Dhia B. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
A m a great fan of the ap . Lots of updates and the results are there . product made with passion
Trent M. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
Cris’s work is excellent, and he froths on sharing his knowledge with others. Great explanations with videos for every exercise, and he uses minimal props so you can do it just about anytime and anywhere. I’ve had huge improvement in range of motion, and improvement in the water – despite me not being able to do it as often as I would like with a heavy work schedule. Workouts with a focus on regaining proper functional movement specifically designed for surfers, with post surf recovery techniques and exercises. Constantly being updated with more content. If you surf, you need to get into this.
frederic S. (verified owner) – December 26, 2019
Been following Chris for quite a while on line and loved the videos on training , stretch etc.. The app takes it to another level by offering great programs for all the aspect of surfing that you would like to improve. I am a part time Life Guard so still in good shape for a middle aged man but the app training program helps me keep me in shape and improved my surfing. Great app strongly recommend all programs to anyone who wants to push the boundaries a little bit. Frederic
Abbas E. (verified owner) – December 25, 2019
I have been doing this training for three weeks now and the dynamic flow was a bit annoying and hard at start as I wasn’t understanding their benefits but now I see how it is helping me in terms of mobility and flexibility! The app is really amazing and my backside have been improving without even realising it thanks to all the exercices Thanks again!
Jenny Beesley b. (verified owner) – December 25, 2019
Really enjoying using the app. The programs are easy to follow, with great instructional videos. I really like the fact that many workouts use minimal equipment. Makes it easy to use them on the road, when you don’t have a full squat rack/weights room set-up easily available. Plus the vids are downloadable, too. And Cris is always updating content on the other programs available via the app. Very happy with this investment in my surfing – one hundred percent worth the money.
Kirra P. (verified owner) – December 21, 2019
The 12 week surf athlete training program is fantastic. It’s very well designed with gradual progressions once you’ve mastered the foundations. Clear explanations video instructions make it easy to follow. I’ve been after this type of training regime that will positively enhance my surfing rather. I love the dynamic flow warm-ups incorporating specific movement and breath work. Highly recommended any of Chri’s stuff always well worth the money.
Rob F. (verified owner) – December 21, 2019
This program is awesome and has been an amazing Companion piece to my training after completing Pt post meniscus surgery. I recommend Cris most highly!
Mark L. (verified owner) – December 19, 2019
Cris’s knowledge of the human body and how it can move athletically, is another level. The program caters for all levels, quickly highlighting the individual’s biomechanical and physiological strengths and weaknesses. Cris teaches you to be mindful of your circumstance. His holistic approach in the program encourages and enables the user to move more freely. Moving freely helps a closer connection with the ocean. Free flowing movement, to surf with strength, flow and grace is my goal. It’s epic. A frothing 58 yr old
Rudolf S. (verified owner) – December 19, 2019
The 12 week Surf Athlete Training Program has really pushed my surfing. As it a very holistic, full body program it delivers huge benefits not only for surfing. The free stuff you can find within the app is rad too
Mike C. (verified owner) – December 19, 2019
This app is great. Fills in the blanks on days where this is no surf. Plus feels totally applicable for getting healthier for surfing.
jim a. (verified owner) – December 19, 2019
been looking for movements that Cris provides In the app for years. Have gotten the pop up program, app and osp and over the last two years and my surfing has really progressed.
Alicia K. (verified owner) – December 19, 2019
This app is awesome because Cris is the master of explanation. He gives you all the information you need to feel confident in what you are doing. And the breath work section is exceptional.
Mo G. (verified owner) – December 18, 2019
You can really tell that Cris has dedicated his life to surfing, health and fitness. He is incredibly knowledgable and has a very motivating way of communicating (just check out some of his YouTube to get an idea). The Surf Athlete program is a structured and progressive way to get into the best shape of your life and prepare your body for surfing. The series of videos and exercises are professionally recorded and very well explained. The app is constantly improving and easy to navigate. I’m currently about half way through the program and I’ve noticeably improved my flexibility and core strength by now – and I paddle stronger than ever and have a more dynamic pop-up as a result. As an additional bonus, the section on breathing is really interesting and has some good exercises as well… But if you have a good breathing practice (from yoga or free diving), you probably won’t learn anything groundbreaking on that topic. Still, really great stuff!
Joel P. (verified owner) – December 18, 2019
The whole program is designed to help you surf better, and also help improve your pop-up. I am in-land so I don’t get much wave time, so these exercises and stretches help when I do get surf time. I also like his functional assessments, to see where the focus needs to be.
Justin M. R. (verified owner) – December 18, 2019
I’ve always been on the hunt for a good surf training program. I live in the Washington, DC metro area, so getting to waves is a difficult task, and surf is good only in the very cold months. Consequently, I’ve always been in need of a training program to keep up my paddle strength. First, there just were no programs out there. I found Chris Mills a long time ago, from watching youtube videos. When he first made a video program to purchase, I jumped on the program. This Surf Strength Coach program and application is the culmination of a lot of great work that is now in a fantastic product.
Chris’ instruction is always clear and concise. He targets exactly what you need and shows alternative movements. He stresses form, which is always a hallmark of a good coach. Finally, a REAL surfing program.
This program is worth every penny! Thanks Chris for the years of instruction and for finally making this program and app.
Kristine B. (verified owner) – December 18, 2019
I first heard about Surf Strength Coach by searching for some exercises specifically for surfers and Surf Strength Coach videos kept coming up. The videos were easy to follow and exactly what I was trying to find. This led me to discovering the Surf Strength Coach website and getting the program. Cris has a comprehensive program that is inclusive of surfers of all abilities and I find the app is fantastic to follow and really motivating. It takes out the guessing and it’s truly like having a private coach working with you on the fundamentals. I have already learned a ton from starting the program and can’t wait to continue with my training!
Greg H. (verified owner) – December 18, 2019
I’m glad I bought this. I’ve learned a lot and really enjoy the way Cris has put this together. I add this to the other training that I do, and it really helps me reduce tightness and keeps me limber. And, Cris’ tips have really helped when I’ve implemented them while surfing. For someone who has surfed more than 30 years, I’m stoked on the additional progress I’m making and how I’m able to still pull multi-hour sessions.
Jon A. (verified owner) – December 18, 2019
Muy buen programa que te permite mejorar tu estado físico de manera funcional, preparándote para aprovechar al máximo las mejores sesiones en el mar. Buen trabajo!
Scott Barnes B. (verified owner) – December 17, 2019
Started surfing in my mid 30’s and love the sport, I found myself struggling to pop up correctly and move around freely. Now in my early 40’s I recently signed up to the surf strength coach 12 week challenge. My hips and lower back are starting to move the way they should again, I have more energy and my pop up has improved, i’m surfing better than I ever have. It is the perfect surf fitness program. Thanks Cris awesome program. Cheers, Scott
Mitch P. (verified owner) – December 17, 2019
This program is legit! Surfer or not it will get you moving and feeling better for the rest of your life. Super easy to follow along with the videos and lots of extras as well. The exercises are high quality and focus on form and function. Cris is awesome and is always willing to answer questions and help out. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time and am stoked I found it!
THIERRY O. (verified owner) – December 17, 2019
I did the surf athlete training. Amazing results in terms of flexibility, core, strength…. I never stayed that long in the water, so I could take more waves. Moreover, I am much more confident now… I can try things I never tried before. It’s really indredible…. If you want to improve your physical capacity for better/longer surfing, do it…. no doubt. But one thing, be patient at the beginning, it does not come that fast, keep going weeks after weeks. Then …. comme back in the water…. Waouuuuuh….. Really, GO
Gary Crocker C. (verified owner) – December 17, 2019
Let me explain. I’ve been surfing almost non stop since 1968 and although I went through periods of hitting the gym to “up my game”, aging never stops, injuries became more frequent and harder recoveries even more so. I stumbled upon Cris’s Surf Strength Coach programs back in 2013 and dealing with minor injuries, I incorporated some of the free tips and movements into my workouts making up my routine as I went. All good so I thought. Fast forward two years Sept 2015 and another injury but this one was something different. I broke my neck and was out of the water for a year. Out of shape, limited movement, fatter than I’ve ever been. Nothing moved like it should. Not just my neck but everything…. back, legs, shoulders you name it. Just a mad circle of constant setbacks. So back to the gym right? Incorporate some of my “free” tips and movements right? But things did not progress as I expected. I mentioned age and was beginning to think that maybe it’s getting the upper hand and just maybe my lifelong surf journey was ending. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this so what was missing? Was I doing something wrong? What is the plan to get my body moving? It’s obvious that my self made “plan” was not working and if I was to continue to be a surfer and move like one I need to have a plan and follow it. So as a birthday present to myself and a commitment to progressing, I purchased the Surf Athlete program. I have to say this program is spot on. In the first week alone I realized the depth of neglect my body has endured by not having a plan focussed on flexibility, movement and strength. It’s just plain awesome that I really don’t need to go to a gym and I can still get totally worked. The phone app (which is perfect) and an open spot to move and a plan is all that’s needed. It’s what I needed. The journey continues. Thanks Cris
Johannes B. (verified owner) – December 17, 2019
Started to leech Cris free videos on YouTube in the beginning. Bought my first training program in 2012 called STS (Surf Training Success). Back then it was all about PDFs. Been hammering that program ever since but thought it was time to get into a new program. Surf Athlete Training Program is an app in my phone with videos, feels like Cris is in the gym with me guiding me through. No more PDFs.
This is a extremely well formated and solid program. I do not regret one cent spending on this program, nor the STS program. Loving the term “prehab” by the way. Ever since the STS program I have been getting funny looks at the gym performing some of the drills. Six years later look who’s laughing – pain free, strong & mobile.
Looking forward to get to the next level with this program.
lucas p. (verified owner) – December 17, 2019
Great program. I had a knee injury and I used it to be fit again for surfing. I was able to be surfing again, and with a higher level of strenght. Chris is also available for questions and doubts during the training journey. Highly recommended!
Samuele F. (verified owner) – December 17, 2019
You can join the gym and follow a generic program, but if you want to progress in surfing, Chris has all the tips. He is a professional and enthusiast. Money well spent!
Susan J. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Been following along with the content Cris has been putting out since I started surfing 7-8 years ago and always end up coming back for more. There is SO much BS in the health and fitness world, I feel like this program has gotten it figured out. While other programs might briefly hit one or two important subjects, this program is well rounded from the importance of breath, recovery, mobility, injury prevention, etc. The guy is all about learning, growing and progression for himself and everyone he comes into contact with. I find myself constantly recommending his content to fellow surfers and any athletes really that are seeking legit health and enhancement of their performance. I have finally figured out some ongoing injuries and gained confidence that I can charge without an exceeded risk of injury. I couldn’t be more grateful.. Cris is an absolute legend and an inspiration on so many levels. This app is an awesome life hack for anyone interested in true health, well being and kicking ass in the meantime.
Matthew J P. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Love this app, been following Cris for some time and he puts out the best content. Not only do the programs help improve your surfing but it carries over to everything else. So much up to date and exclusive detail, the instruction in the videos are top notch. The dynamic movement and stretches are worth their weight in gold. Highly recommend this program.
William M. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
In the last 3 years I’ve had surgery on both shoulders for torn rotator cuff muscles. Recently started using your program to improve my pop ups which as you can imagine have become very sloppy. As I write this review I’m in Lombok and thanks to the strengthening and mobility protocols I’m back surfing as well as or better than before. Keep up the good work. Cheers William
matthew r. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Really enjoying the program. I’ve noticed a sustainable improvement in both my surfing and general fitness and flexibility. The specificity of the program is great, especially aiming to increase joint mobility under load, rather than a standard stretching program. Cheers Matt
Nick L. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
The app is an amazing tool for anyone interested in increasing performance, both in terms of technical development and sustained health and longevity. You need to take care of yourself if you hope to surf at a high level into your 30s, 40s and beyond; Chris Mills knows his stuff, clearly has done his research, and has laid out clear and well organized plans for keeping your body fit and moving well.
Jay Z. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
I have surfed for over 20 years along the way I have paid for lessons and have been to several surf camps. Nothing even comes close to the instructional videos and demonstrations from Cris.
Fabian K. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
I finished phase 1 now and I’m in to the basic of the programm… feel already some progress and I’m excited to go on with the training! It’s fun too… let’s start!!
Scott F. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Cris has put together an amazing package to cater for both the seasoned trainer and absolute newbie. I’ve been regularly training for twenty years and have been a trainer and coach for the past ten. Do yourself a favour and jump on board!
ANDREW S. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Love the stuff Chris puts together for an everyday hacker like myself to feel more flexible and more confident in various levels of surf. I’m sharing the Stoke with all my mates who don’t get to surf enough
Aleksander S. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
For the first time, I feel that my gym workouts make sense! Not only am I getting stronger, but my body moves and feels better. 6 weeks into the program, I know I’m gonna be prepared for my next surf trip. Keep up the great work, Cris!
Brian C. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
This program is great! I have been able to go down in volume my boards… and my 6mm winter suit doesn’t feel like a hinderance any more. Why wasn’t this available 20 years ago:P
James D. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Every year brings added aches and pains. When you’re in your 20’s and 30’s these changes appear subtile and inconsequential. Once we stagger into our 40’s and beyond, the changes are more noticeable and impactful to overall health. Realizing you’re going through these changes is critical in ensuring you remain healthy and active for the years ahead. Knowing how to extend your bodies functionality is critical. The Surf Strength Coach program delivers on all accounts. It addresses the importance of pliability and flexibility to one’s surfing. It focuses on the key strength muscles needed for each surf session. As a 70 year old surfer, I find Cris’ instruction to be doable and totally applicable to my surfing capability. Cris also encourages direct communications between himself and the client to capitalize on his knowledge and the client’s desire to improve. Growing old gracefully is not an option without dedicating the time and effort to counter the bodies desire to essentially digress into old age. The saying “use it or lose it” sadly has a critical impetus on surfers as we age. We must be able to identify with certainty those parts of our bodies that need special focus for rehab and enhancement as we age. In addition, an overall exercise program that keeps us limber and strong helps us to stroll into the golden years of surfing with minimum suffering — both physical and mental. Cris’ program accomplishes this on all levels. Well recommended !
Susanne N. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Since I got lazy the last year, I started the program. It is well structured, easy to follow and it offers something for everybody. Unfortunately I injured my knee badly and had to switch to rehap 🙁 but the breathing programm is still a great resource & got me back on the Wim Hof method as well. I still have a-3-months-break to go and I happy to start over again.
Jorge R. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
I started seen results right away, a lot of movements that I neglected for a long time. The new app is great, very organized, making it easier to follow the workouts. The instructional videos are awesome to have in the app to use while doing the workouts. This is a game changer.
Greg C. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
I have purchased a few apps from Surf Strength Coach and added the Surf Athlete Training Program a few months ago. It is a great program which focuses in detail on training for surfers. I am a middle aged shortboarder and since using Surf Athlete Training Program my pop ups are quicker and I am more dynamic in the water. I would recommend bundling the Surf Athlete Training Program with the Stretches for Surfers for the best results, a combo of fitness with mobility.
Evan B. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
Loved the program, I’m a kite boarder and couldn’t find anything that would translate well. Love how much functional and mobility work is built in. In 3 months I felt my body change and I was visibly more confident on the water. Can’t wait to see what programs be builds next.
Mattia A. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
I have just started but I really like the program, there are a lot of specific surfing exercises and every time I can’t wait to train. It’s the program I was looking for! Thanks so much!
Don H. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
This training program is great. Unfortunately, I got about 1/2 way through and my 30 year back issue flared up (unrelated to the surf program). I’m now back at it, starting over, but found it is a really good for progressing through my recovery. The app is decent, the workouts and movements are clear and concise. Looking forward to getting back in the water!
Carl C. – December 16, 2019
I’m a middle aged beginner trying to pick up where I left off about ten years ago. I’m working through the Surf Athlete Training program and it’s great. It’s helping me in the water as well as out. The increased mobility has actually sorted out back pain issues that I’d been having as a result of too much time sitting in front of a screen. I’ve gotten so much out of this program.
Matej P. (verified owner) – December 16, 2019
I’ve been having back pain issues for quite a while, tried a lot of different programs etc., but this one did it for me. Not only you get a surf training you never knew you needed, but you get to increase your overall mobility, body control, strength, all in one. I dont go on surf trips as often as I would like, but man, can’t wait for the next one. Thanks Cris!
. (verified owner) – December 13, 2019
Been surfing for a long while and was not able to step up my game until I started training with this program. Not only I feel more confident, but I have the capacity to surf better and be ready for when the swell comes. Stoked level has gone up and I am so thankful for the teachings from Cris!
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