5 functional exercises to improve your surf skills for the summer
You like surfing? You need control, strength, power, endurance and balance, so that your body isn’t limited when you’re out there in the water. You need an adequate range of motion – from your ankles and knees to your hips and spine – so you can bring that to the board too. The best way to practice? Perform functional workouts on land, then imitate them in water. These five functional exercises will make you more physically capable to tackle bigger waves…
5 FUNCTIONAL EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR SURFING GAME
1. Asian squat
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and squat down, lowering your butt all the way down until it’s as close to the floor as possible.
Keep your torso straight and your feet pointing forward, no tiptoes.
Gently press your elbows into your knees and rotate your hips from left to right.
Return to starting position and repeat – this time with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Repeat once again after this, with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart.