Paddle Better – train to paddle like a pro and reap the rewards

Surfing is a sport which entails intermittent exercise bouts of activity that vary in intensity and duration. These bouts require high muscular and cardio-respiratory endurance and the capacity to produce considerable anaerobic power, particularly in the upper-body. Paddling takes up over 50% of your total surfing sessions, so it’s probably a good thing to work […]

5 ‘unique’ exercises for all Board Riders to work on. 

As the old saying goes, “there is more than one way to skin a cat”, which is much like training for the board sports (surf, snow, skate). There are so many different training styles and approaches that are applied to these sports. Some better than others, some very strength and conditioning/sports science focused, some very […]

Sports-specific training is very misunderstood 

Sports-specific exercises, aka sports specificity have become increasingly made up to mimic sports movement patterns and have become the ‘norm’ for some fringe sports. The principle of specificity states that sports training should be relevant and appropriate to the sport for which the individual is training in order to produce the desired effect. Ok, this makes […]

Surfers: The aquatic gymnasts/ninjas of the sea 

Surfing is sport that involves loads of variables that dictates what makes surfing, surfing.  What is a standout piece of the surfing puzzle is what makes a surfer, a surfer from a physical standpoint, and the requirements to keep at it and also performance at a high level.   Surfing is all based in the water and […]