Friday, June 22, 2012

PHYS. ED.: Exercises for Bodyboarding

PHYS. ED.: Exercises for Bodyboarding

Everybody has there own approach to working out.  Even the top ranked bodyboarders on the IBA world tour have their own personilized training routines.  There are plenty of workout disciplines available to help improve your bodyboarding including some of today's more popular approaches with Yoga, Swiss ball, Russian kettle bells, and Brazilian jiu jitsu/MMA (mixed martial arts).  For exercises that are a little more bodyboarding specific, though, click on the link below:


  As demonstrated in the video link above, incorporating the use of a Swiss ball in your workout can definitely help.  Here's a Swiss ball workout clip from 2002 Women's World Champion Stephanie Petterson:

  Another workout that has become popular in the world of bodyboarding is trampoline training.  Not only is this good for helping with the mechanics of your bodyboarding maneuvers, but it is also being used to help develop new maneuvers.  Click on the link below to check out Jake Stone's trampoline workout:


  If you need help putting together a training routine that works for you, don't be afraid to seek out the help of a personal trainer.  A good personal trainer can help get you going in the right direction, with a customized workout and dietary guidelines, to achieve the results you're looking for and maximize your performance.  For more training videos, go to YouTube and Vimeo and search for "Excercises for Bodyboarding" as well as "Workouts for Bodyboarding."Good luck and good training!  I'll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!

My morning workout gear...a bodyboard, a yoga mat, & a Swiss ball.

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