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Flexibility

Post by channels » Mon May 22, 2017 4:00 pm

After the weekend, starting to realise flexibility and tightness through my hips is starting to impact how i surf.

The fitness is fine, but after not much surf time the last few months, the hips are stiff and the pop up is slow. So for the 1st time in a while, i was pulling back or missing sections. I'm guessing this isnt helped by my cube monkey existence.

So without going full on into a PetuBot yoga, thoughts on how to get the flexibility back?

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Re: Flexibility

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 22, 2017 4:34 pm

swissball jacknifes... both strengthen the hip flexors and stretch the glutes/hips.

best bang for buck for electric popups.

minimum effective dose 2 sets of 15 reps 3 times a week.

thats about a 5-10min investment/wk
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Re: Flexibility

Post by Cranked » Mon May 22, 2017 5:38 pm

Why not do actual popups, surely that would be best for doing them?
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Re: Flexibility

Post by brendo » Mon May 22, 2017 5:42 pm

channels wrote:After the weekend, starting to realise flexibility and tightness through my hips is starting to impact how i surf.

The fitness is fine, but after not much surf time the last few months, the hips are stiff and the pop up is slow. So for the 1st time in a while, i was pulling back or missing sections. I'm guessing this isnt helped by my cube monkey existence.

So without going full on into a PetuBot yoga, thoughts on how to get the flexibility back?
ive got some bad back issues going on, and really got into the stretching a couple months ago and it makes a huge difference. thought about yoga or pilates was told pilates was way to go but fark paying 15-20 bucks a session. sports doc gave me a few things to do , main one hip flexors, and the other putting the elastic band around ankles and crab walking sideways back and forth to strengthen glutes. also do a bunch of stretches that I got on youtube. search motivational doc. take what you need he goes through loads of things for lower back/hips. get a foam roller as well. roll after you surf keeps everythinh loose and gives myofacial release

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Re: Flexibility

Post by Cranked » Mon May 22, 2017 6:10 pm

I find this yoga sequence good
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d9SpulbEJmU

And these exercises
http://www.sbsboards.com/top-20-surf-fi ... stability/

I try to alternate between them on a daily basis.

Guaranteed to keep you fit and supple for surfing

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Re: Flexibility

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 22, 2017 7:59 pm

brendo wrote:. get a foam roller as well. roll after you surf keeps everythinh loose and gives myofacial release
yes. those things are magic.
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Re: Flexibility

Post by carvin marvin » Mon May 22, 2017 8:30 pm

This spinal appeasing exercise works on any tightness in the lower back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8eTYU4bjFg

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