Quarantine Surf Training Exercises

This quarantine has you stuck at home and you can’t go for that most wanted/needed surf session?

We know it’s sad and frustrating not to be able to go to the sea, but hey, staying fit and surf-motivated is something we can choose to do!

For that reason, we have put together a small video with a serie of simple but helpful exercises to stay fit during this quarantine and strengthen your main surf muscles!

Of course, from the comfort of your home, no equipment needed! We hope you enjoy it! 
Stay healthy, stay strong…and hopefully we will see each other soon riding the waves!

Here is our top 3 reasons of why exercises are so important:

  1. It will keep your surf muscle memory strong and ready for action

Training your surf muscles outside of the water will keep you physically and mentally strong.

In this modified exercises you will be exercising not just your body but also your brain. Which is a great way to increase your surf performance. Normally bad surf habits can be corrected when you train in land, creating repetitions of a certain exercise will get your blood pumping, your cardio going but also you are creating a pattern in your brain that, if performed correctly, will reward you with a huge improvement in your surf technique while surfing.

    2. Exercising in general can greatly reduce your risk of chronic disease

Physical inactivity is a major cause of most chronic diseases, and this diseases are a major killer of our modern era.  (Ref)

It is know that physical activity primarily prevents, or delays, this risk factors. Regular exercise has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, cardiovascular fitness and body composition, yet decrease blood pressure and blood fat levels.  Reducing your risk of:

  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Many types of cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression

Therefore, we encourage you to take care of the only body that you have, by doing a minimum of 20 minutes of conscious body movement everyday.  You will be amazed with all the improvements that a fitness routine can bring to your mental and physical health.

   3. Exercise boost energy levels, improves your mood and promotes better sleep, this is a win win situation!

After a long and stressful day at work you can feel drained, it’s normal. How can you make yourself feel energized and happier?

We recommend that you go for a run, hit the gym, or do a quick workout from the comfort of your home. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier, more relaxed and less anxious. Delivering oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently.

Improve sleep quality. Exercise can contribute to more sound and restful sleep. Physical activity increases time spent in deep sleep, the most physically restorative sleep phase. Deep sleep helps to boost immune function, support cardiac health, and control stress and anxiety.

There are endless positive factors when you exercise regularly, not just for improving your surfing skills in and out of the sea but for your overall health.
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