How You Can Build a Surfer’s Body

Last Updated on October 12, 2017 by marcypro17cybertegic

Surfing is a strenuous sport that requires specialized strength training. If you regularly hit the waves and perform regular gym exercise, you’ll eventually get that physique that you’re looking for. But whether you’re a surfer or not, there’s a training routine which can allow you to achieve that.  If you have the best home exercise equipment, it’s time you get started!

The following exercises will help you develop stability, power, and your core so you can have better balance and work muscles you need once you’re on your board. Here’s what you need to do:

Overhead Walking Lunge

woman with dumbbells working out at the beach.

As you’re holding dumbbells overhead, brace your abs. Lunge forward with one leg and bend your knees until your thigh is parallel to the ground. Repeat this movement with the other leg. One step is one rep.

Dumbbell Push-Up

Hold a dumbbell in each hand and get into the push-up position. Perform a push-up, then rotate your body 90 degrees to your left side and raised one dumbbell overhead. Return to the starting push-up position and then repeat the movement for your right side. Once you perform one action for each side, that’s one rep.

Alternating Overhead Press

Stand with dumbbells in each hand. Raise the dumbbells to your shoulders, make sure your palms are facing forward, and elbows pointed out. Extend one arm upwards to push the dumbbell up while keeping your other arm in place. Hold this position for a few seconds then repeat the motion with your other arm. Once you’ve lifted with both arms, consider that one rep.

Dumbbell Get-Up

With one arm, lift a dumbbell and lie on your back on the floor. Raise the weight over your face. Get up on your feet as fast as you can without using your free hand for support. Repeat the motion using your other arm and count this as one rep.

Single Leg Squats

Stand with just one leg then squat as low as you can. If necessary, hold on to something to support yourself as you’re doing this. Repeat the movement with your other leg. Once you’ve squatted with both legs, that’s one rep.

Swiss Ball Jackknife

Man working out with an exercise ball.

Get into a push-up position and place your shins on a Swiss ball. Keep your body straight and then bring your knees up to your chest as you roll the ball forward. Once you bring it to your chest, slowly return to your starting position. Count this as one rep.

With these routines, you can get the surfer’s physique that you’ve been looking for, and if you’re already an active surfer, you’re going to get a workout that will help you perform better on the waves. If you’re in need of equipment other fitness tips, check out!


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