Once you stand up on a board and catch your first wave, you are immediately hooked. Surfing is super enjoyable sport to stay fit. It is not necessary to prepare and train to surf with us. We teach people from 5 to really old age. Many people don't have time to exercise and do sport at home, but that is not a problem, as the conditions are really easy on our spot. Having said that, like in all other sports, the better your shape is, the faster is your progress and longer you can stay in the water. So we recommend to do some sport or exercises at least 2-3 times a week for 15 min. What would be also good to do:
Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. It has great health benefits as:
-keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body
-builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
-helps you maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
-tones muscles and builds strength
-provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming.
Why yoga is always connected with surfing? Because it helps you progress faster, prevents injuries, releasees the stress from your muscles after surfing... There is many health benefits:
-improves strength, balance and flexibility. ...
-helps with back pain relief. ...
-can ease arthritis symptoms. ...
-benefits heart health. ...
-relaxes you, to help you sleep better.
-and many many more.
10-15min yoga a day is totally enough for your preparation. Mainly it will help you with standing up on a board and have a better balance while riding.
Exercising with Balance board is not very usual and it is a little more advanced, but it is super helpful and beneficial for surfing.
Physical therapists often use balance boards in the rehabilitation of lower leg injuries — more specifically, ankle sprains. Balance boards are also a valuable training aid for preventing sports-related injuries and protecting against falls in people of all ages. Additional benefits of using a balance board include:
- improved balance and coordination
- stronger lower leg muscles, especially the peroneals
- increased motor skills
- injury prevention, especially for the ankles
- help with injury rehabilitation
- improved posture
Using balance or wobble boards can train the muscles, ligaments, and tendons to work together to create stability at the ankle. ... Participants who used a wobble board twice a week for 9 weeks showed a significantly greater increase in standing time on a wobble board than the control group.