During the lockdown we created a short series of surf exercises that you can practice at home to prepare for your upcoming surf trip to Costa Rica or anywhere else.
We know it’s been a difficult year, it's hard to stay motivated especially when traveling has been so difficult, and reaching your favorite surf spots seem like an odyssey. But hey, staying fit and surf-motivated is something we can choose to do, it's a mental effort that comes from within us. For that reason, we have put together a small video with a series 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 TO EXERCISE:
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:
High blood pressure
Many types of cancer
Type 2 diabetes
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.