Would you like a strong surfing body and solid surfing fitness as you age? How about just having a better body with improved health and performance?
Here is the deal. There are no quick fixes or short cuts.
Deep down, you know this.
Take surfing or your surfing fitness for example – the more time you spend in the water the better for your surfing right? You can’t pop a pill and magically surf like a pro. The same is true of your vitality and longevity as a strong surfer; some effort is involved.
Heck, look at Kelly Slater, still winning contests and beating guys half his age without looking like slowing down any time soon. The thing is, many surfers neglect to look at the fundamentals of how he lives day to day, what fuel he puts into his body, what other disciplines is he doing and what is he thinking about and focusing on.
The good news is – that just like surfing – you can enjoy fitness and surf specific strength training, no matter what your age or how often you surf. That fellow surfers, is simply a decision.
Surfing Fitness For the Aging Surfer
Aging Surfers – Fitness Conditioning Points
As a human being that surfs, you are probably just like me and want to be able to surf ‘forever’. You probably also want to be able to keep up with the groms and catch loads of great waves every time you paddle out.
Focus on these following points (in order of relevance) from Evans, Ph.D. and Rosenberg M.D from the Tufts University aging study so you know what fundamentals to include into your surfing workout regime to keep you as young as possible.
1. Muscle Mass
3. Basal Metabolic Rate
4. Fat Percentage
5. Aerobic Capacity
6. Blood Sugar Tolerance
7. Cholesterol HDL/LDL Ratio
8. Blood Pressure
9. Bone Density
10. Temperature Regulation
As you can see the top 5 can only be obtained through your lifestyle. No doctor can prescribe these fundamentals to better aging. The entire list are all positively influenced by exercise at the right intensity.
So, if you want to catch loads of waves in the future and surf strong for life, always remember that the way you live your life will alter how your genes operate. You have a lot of power within you.
Exercise and surf specific training is the one thing that provides very fast returns on your investment. Better mental states, more confidence and enhanced strength can all improve in as little as a few weeks – along with better quality sleep and energy for your surfing.
Surfing Fitness Can Be Made Fun
Remember that exercise doesn’t have to be a ‘chore’ or require ‘all out intense effort’. This often actually depletes energy and motivation. I believe all surfing fitness and training’s wants to be positive for your physiology and psychology. That means at the end of each training session you want to feel invigorated; not depleted.
Whether it is exercise techniques, nutritional guidance or just getting back in the game – I am here to help improve function for long term surfing and living performance.
If you would like improved surfing fitness or wish to upgrade your Surfing Lifestyle and surfing body, simply contact me at info@SurfTrainingSecrets.com for private online coaching sessions. All you need is your body & a ticking heart. No matter who you are you can improve your surfing life with personal coaching. I look forward to helping you surf into a strong and healthy future.
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