shoulders

Guide To Surf Paddle Training

THIS IS HOW YOU CAN PADDLE STRONGER AND FASTER  Here are the BEST METHODS of surf paddle training for building an upper body that can handle some heavy paddling. This original post (below) was written a few years ago. It will give you a huge amount of insight. These more recent posts touch in detail on different aspects […]
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Surfing Shoulder Warmup

Surfing Shoulder Warmup For That Heavy Paddle-out How Well do you Warmup Your Shoulders? Just a few arm swings? WOW, you’re really getting those intrinsic scapular and shoulder stabilizers warmed up…getting your thoracic spine mobilized, cervical range of motion increased, activating your triceps and serratus anterior……really getting primed for that 200meter paddleout… That’s sarcasm, hopefully you picked […]
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SURF WORKOUT

MY SURF WORKOUT I thought you guys may enjoy seeing what I’ve been working on lately. This is a variation of what i’ve been into for the last few weeks. I’ve got some specific issues I’ve been working with regard to a knee, which has been a real pain in the ass lately, and a shoulder […]
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HOW TO PADDLE STRONGER AND LONGER

HOW WELL DO YOUR SHOULDERS PADDLE? STRENGTHEN & STRETCH THEM PROPERLY You complaining about sore shoulders? What are doing about it? Are you still doing dumbell front raises, high rows, or bench presses? If you are, you are just wrecking those shoulders more and more and more. Tear up that rotator cuff tissue! (That’s sarcasm). If you want […]
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the facepull shoulder prehab

The FACEPULL – Shoulder Pre–hab

IT AIN’T REHAB, ITS PREHAB! THE FACEPULL In past posts, I’ve shown you guys how to start incorporating thoracic mobility Even if you currently have rotator cuff injuries, which just about every surfer will deal with at one point or another, you need to work on T-spine (short for thoracic if you haven’t nailed that one) […]
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OPEN UP YOUR SHOULDERS!

BAD POSTURES=BAD SHOULDERS OPEN UP YOUR SHOULDERS—–STRETCH!!! Kyphotic posture… check out the picture, the image on the right is a pretty severe thoracic spine kyphosis, and unfortunately damn near your average american. As I’ve discussed in a previous post, surfer’s shoulders, this posture will wreak havoc on your shoulders, literally tearing up tissue when you’re out paddling for […]
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SIDELYING THORACIC MOBILITY MOVEMENT

SIDE-LYING THORACIC ROTATION Yet again, MORE THORACIC MOBILITY! This is a great movement, so use it! In all seriousness, you will benefit from this, your shoulders will benefit from this, and in turn, your surfing will benefit from this.  If you’re unsure why this will benefit your shoulders, check out this thoracic spine post.  
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