The key to a good pop-up is the ability to pop-up without unsettling your surfboard.
Most of us have one arm stronger than the other meaning we naturally push harder with that arm.
This instantly tips your surfboard off to one side which makes it start to turn – making a successful pop-up much less likely.
This is a very common problem for beginners, and any surfer as your arms tire.
By doing push-ups on a CoolBoard you’ll train your body to push, or pop-up, evenly. With CoolBoard you can’t favour one arm over the other, and you won’t roll your shoulders.
Surf Fitness at Home
CoolBoard surf balance board will also increase your strength and endurance, so you can push it further for longer… so you can hit it big and find it easier to keep technique as you get tired.
So next time the conditions are right – don’t play catch-up – be ready!
Your core connects all your major body parts and is where all your movement begins. Your joint stabilising structures give you the strength to control and move a limb (arm or leg) with accuracy. So having strong joint stabilising structures and core will allow you to move your body with more strength, power and accuracy – or to put in another way – SHRED HARDER FOR LONGER!
Surf Workout for CoolBoard
Boost your Surfing Fitness with our Surf Specific Workout Booklet. Get 13 Surf specific exercises to do with your CoolBoard. All exercises include tips for progression.
Instability training works these often under-developed areas of fitness, and because CoolBoard surf trainer offers more instability than other trainers (Bosu, wobble boards, other balance boards, swiss and gym balls, foam pads, etc) its way more effective – you must react to every little movement, constantly working all those little important muscles.
Just balancing on CoolBoard balance board fires up most muscles from your toes to your chest, including the all important joint stabilisers and core… our other exercises will allow you to further target these as well as working your upper body.
Research has shown that a weak core and/or joint stabilising structures are major contributions to injuries – having a bulging bicep doesn’t mean you can control it! Prepare with CoolBoard and you’ll be less likely to suffer an injury.
Re-injury is common when these aspects of strength haven’t been focused on, so if you’re recovering from injury, or think you have but occasionally feel a twinge… spend a bit of time on a CoolBoard to give your body the best chance…