It’s Summertime in Australia, and that means weekends full of surf, sun and sand! Today's blog is all about the incredible benefits Pilates has for not only improving your surfing technique, but also preventing, rehabilitating and completely eliminating nagging injuries.
There’s nothing like the adrenalin hit surfers get when gliding across the open face of a wave, chasing that buzz is a true addiction! However, there is an exceptional level of skill, fitness and technique required to ride that wave and a lot of individual components of riding the actual wave that require significant strength, including bottom turns, top turns, cutbacks, re-entries etc. Then there is also paddling, duck diving, entering waves, taking off and struggling against rips and currents to consider, which require enormous amounts of stamina and endurance. To be able to endure tall of these conditions, it is essential for a surfer to have the perfect balance of strength, cardio fitness, agility and flexibility, and that is where Pilates comes in!
Pilates will give you many benefits to improve your technique! For surfers, Pilates should be an essential element of your training routine if you want to achieve your best form and be in peak physical condition. Surfing and Pilates are the perfect marriage when it comes to fitness, together they give you the ultimate in power, strength, balance and agility! Here is your ultimate seven day Pilates For Surfers Program, include these workouts in your training regime and watch your technique, form, stamina and performance improve out of sight!