"Fit to Surf," a cutting-edge surfing-specific fitness
guide, supplies surfers of all levels of experience with everything
they need to create a personal fitness program that builds strength
and endurance, increases balance and coordination, and minimizes
the risk of injury. Personal trainer Rocky Snyder--himself an avid
surfer with two decades of experience riding the waves--provides
easy to-follow, step-by-step instructions supplemented with
60photographs of conditioning exercises that can be performed at
home, in the gym, or on the water.
'Guaranteed to make you rip twice as hard' -
"TransWorld Surf" magazine. This book helps you to stay
out longer, catch more waves, and perform more demanding maneuvers.
Whether you're a veteran surfer or just discovering the thrills
of catching a big wave, this surfing-specific fitness guide helps
you become a better, stronger, more agile surfer.
"Fit to Surf" gives you everything you need to create a
personal fitness program that builds strength and increases
endurance, fine-tunes balance and coordination, and minimizes your
risk of injury. Renowned personal trainer and avid surfer Rocky
Snyder presents easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for
scores of illustrated exercises that you can perform at home, in
the gym, or on the water.Complete with a muscle chart and a workout
log you can use to organize your personal training program,
"Fit to Surf" helps you improve your wave count, maintain
a higher energy level, and master maneuvers that you thought were
beyond your skills. It includes: flexibility training; sun
salutation warmup yoga poses; strength training; medicine ball and
stability ball training; skill transfer exercises; endurance
training; surf team drills; and, detailed sample workout programs.
Rocky Snyder is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. He has been a professional fitness trainer for over ten years and an avid surfer and paddler for over twenty years. He is also the author of Fit to Paddle: The Paddler's Guide to Strength and Conditioning.
Foreword Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Chapter 1. Creating Your Program Chapter 2. Flexibility Training Chapter 3. Sun Salutation Chapter 4. Strength Training Chapter 5. Medicine Balls and Stability Balls Chapter 6. Skill Transfer Exercises Chapter 7. Endurance Training Chapter 8. Surf Team Drills Chapter 9. Sample Workout Programs Appendix 1. Exercises at a Glance Appendix 2. Workout Log Appendix 3. Muscle Chart Appendix 4. Resources Index