I know this is an older video but coach Boyle makes some interesting points. As surfers we do tend to lean more towards the side of short explosive burst with long period of resting (in between sets). Fruit for thought. Enjoy.
I enjoy a WOD every now and then and It’s a fun sport to play when my normal routine is getting boring. In this video you will see a few benefits of Crossfit in my every day life.
For those nay sayers out there I hate to say I told you so but I did. I can’t tell you how many times I have been criticized for lifting weights as a surfer. “Your going to get bulky and stiff!” Good thing I listen to experts and not the person who just watched Pumping Iron (a documentary on Arnold Schwarzenegger).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. STRONG IS NOT WRONG! Lift for strength and not for size and stretch every day! The aussies and kicking the US and Hawaii’s butt on the WSL. It’s time we catch up with the times and start moving some weights around.
Here’s to you Dr. Jeremy Sheppard.
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I have found myself in bad situations more than a few times — one paddle short or gusting winds that hold you up a little longer than you would like.Whatever the reason for getting hung in the lip, one thing is sure: you are either about to get a severe beat down, or you are about to have one heck of thrill ride. Here are the key points to landing an air drop.
Once you have the board under your feet, do everything you can to keep them there. Most peoples instinct is to go limp and try to cousin the blow. Sometimes that is the best option but sometimes committing to staying on the board is the way to go.
Bend the knees! Stiff legged landings are always harder to pull off. Use your God-given shock absorber’s to help stomp air drops and airs alike.
And trust your skill. If you have done a fare amount of balance training, odds are your body will better prepared for these situations. I would rather let my body do what it was trained to do rather than trying to learn on the spot. Practice, practice, practice so that on game day you just focus on how to win and not how to play.
Let’s be honest; no matter who you are, everyone loves to snack — even those of us who try to lead active, healthy lifestyles. But unfortunately, the easiest foods to grab on the go are rarely the ones we should be eating.
Thankfully, “easy” and “good for you” no longer need to be mutually exclusive. In the spirit of smart snacking, we’ve partnered with SOYJOY to round up the habits of habitually healthy, insanely busy individuals.