|Catch a wave
without ever hitting the water. Surf-flex will challenge your strength
Instructor Paul Frediani
teaches “Surf-Flex”…an indoor sports specific training class he uses to
train members of U.S. Surf team and members of Equinox Health Club
in New York.
If you’re going to play
in an unstable environment it really helps to train in an unstable environment.
Thus, these swiss balls we’re working on.
It really helps strengthen
the stabilizing muscles around your joints, and that’s really key to prevent
injuries. It really helps your flexibility and then it really encourages
and strengthens your core strength which is your abdominals, lower back
and hips. This is where all your strength eminates from.
Moves are meant to replicate
surfing moves…like this one to help prepare you for a “pop-up” done on
When you paddle out you’ve
got to pop up, push yourself up and get up on the wave really quickly.
This move builds upper bodystrength
for paddling, as you have to get out to the waves before you can surf them.
Surfing is one of the fastest
growing recreational sports for women and the biggest problem women have
in surfing is being able to paddle out to the waves, upper body strength.
Abdominal exercises are done
for core strength…and challenging balancing moves like this one work opposing
muscle groups to get your whole body “surf ready”, even if you’re only
going as far as the gym. For Fitness Magazine, I’m Bonnie Kaye.