. “I started the Total Surfing Fitness program exactly 12 weeks prior to my 1st overseas surfing trip to Bali in the hope of increasing my confidence and ability in the water.
I’m a 37y/o and been surfing for 15 years. I spend 8 hours a day at a computer and have a 3 hrs a day commuting to work in Sydney. I also have a young family, so keeping fit is a real challenge.
I found the TSF program suited my needs exactly. I was able to adopt and adapt the program with ease. I did the workouts on average 2-3 times a week and progressed through level 1, 2 and 3 gaining more and more strength and flexibility as I went. I particularly enjoyed the stretching part of the program and noticed a marked improvement flexibility and agility.
My trip to Bali was awesome. I surfed 2-3 times a day for 17 days straight and was confident in 2-8′ Impossibles, Ulluwatu, Balangan, Shipwrecks, Lacerations, Airport lefts and Kuta Reef without injury. I believe this would have been inconceivable without Total Surfing Fitness. I do not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone looking to improve their surfing fitness.”
Are you tired of watching those surfers who just cruise by continuously, catching wave after wave, getting barrel after barrel… and basically making you look bad?
And are you sick of having arms like jelly after only a few minutes of paddling and then struggling to stand up because you don’t have enough strength left in your arms to push yourself up?
Or maybe you are just fed up with not being as good a surfer as you want to be, but you don’t know what to do next to improve?
I am going to reveal a 5 step blueprint which will show you how you can triple your wave count in 30 days or less, improve your surfing style and surfing fitness, get more barrels and get in the best shape of your life.
Surfing uses a combination of both your aerobic energy system (with oxygen) and your anaerobic energy system (without oxygen). In order to improve your cardiovascular fitness for surfing, you need to improve both of these energy systems simultaneously.
Doing hours of running along the beach is just not going to cut it. What you need to be doing is interval training using surf specific interval periods, and certain types of exercises which will boost both your paddle fitness and improve your overall surf conditioning.
First of all you need to be working on your core stability, which is using your core muscles to stabilise your torso when there are other forces acting against you. The basics of this are bridge or plank type exercises, but there are many more advanced exercises you need to master before you have excellent core stability.
You will also need to develop your core strength and rotary power. Rotary power can betrained using very specific functional exercises and is an important factor in mastering powerful turns.
If you are not doing functional training to improve all of the above (endurance, strength and power), you are missing part of the equation.
You need muscle endurance in your arms, back and shoulders so you can keep up the paddling intensity throughout your entire surf session.
You need strength and power in your chest and arms so that you can pop-up fast (even when you are getting tired).
In addition you need to have the strength and power in your shoulders and back for the short bursts of paddle power you need to paddle into each wave.
Flexibility refers to the passive range of motion as achieved through static stretching. This is important for overly active muscles, but it does not mean the surrounding joints are stable and prepared for dynamic movements.
Often an increase in passive flexibility is an injury waiting to happen. What surfers need more than passive flexibility, is mobility. Mobility refers to the ability to move your joints into flexible positions, but also have the joint stable whilst in those positions. Mobility can be increased through specific mobility drills which are generally incorporated into your dynamic warm-up.
Balance is obviously important for surfers to help stop you from wiping out. Most surfers however, do not do any balance training. It is actually very easy to improve your balance using some simple training methods that use very little equipment.
Strong and healthy legs will mean that you can perform powerful manoeuvres and not have an increased risk of injury. This doesn’t mean hitting the gym to do more leg curls and leg extensions. What you need to be doing is lower body functional training exercises – both hip and knee dominant, both single leg and double leg, and both stable and unstable exercises.
In order to increase your wave count fast, and become a better surfer, you need to have a well rounded, surf specific, functional training program. You cannot rely on traditional body building workout routines and long boring cardio to improve your surf body fitness.
What you need is a surf fitness program that has been proven to work with hundreds of surfers from all over the globe. If you are interested in finding out more about our surfing exercises, surfing workouts and surf training programs, please read on.
Learn Why Hundreds Of Surfers Worldwide Are Using Total Surfing Fitness To Get Fit & Strong And Enhance Their Surfing Performance
My name is Clayton Beatty and since 2008 I have helped thousands of surf and snow sports athletes with my functional fitness training programs.
My strength and conditioning advice has been featured in Smorgasboarder surf magazine as well as many major Australian newspapers – Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Herald Sun, The Sunday Mail and The Sunday Times.
I’m a Qualified Exercise Scientist and member of Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and have a Bachelor of Science (Human Movement) and a Bachelor of…