So over the last few weeks we have covered pop ups, leg endurance and general fitness. Another vital part of surfing is core strength.
The old faithful squats and lunges will do wonders for this and a lot of people will think that smashing out 100’s of crunches and sit ups will do the job for abs/ core but the only trouble is you won’t be engaging the hip flexors a great deal. I have included a quick routine in this week’s blog. You can do this 2-3 times a week:
4 sets, 12 reps, 1 min rest
This will be made up of reverse crunches which will work all over the abs. Lying knee raise which will engage the mid abs. Finally straight leg lowers which will hit the hip flexors.
This routine will take around 15-20 minutes and will give your abs a great workout. Over time and with the previous workouts this will build into a very strong and confident core.