Core training gets absolutely butchered. If I walk into a commercial gym setting, I have to close my eyes and dry-heave from some of the “core” atrocities I see going on. These people are well intentioned, just blaringly misinformed. So now, you don’t have to kook your core training, because now you’ll know some beneficial surfers core exercises.
Anterior Core Fallouts – Get Ripped!!! – and build a seriously strong mid-section.
With these “fallout” variations, you’re effectively training the core to do what it is designed to do. Stabilize the spine and pelvis, and transmit force from the upperbody to the lowerbody and vice versa. Doing loads of abdominal crunches is absolutely NOT effective, disregards the actual biomechanics of the abdominal wall, and creates dysfunctional posture. If you’re rectus abdominis becomes overly contracted, it pulls your rib cage down, further promoting that no-good posture you get from sitting in a car or at a desk all day long. That posture, a depressed rib cage, stooped shoulders, forward head, is seriously bad stuff, and will at some point wreck your surfing. What you need to do is train the core effectively, efficiently, and the way a surfer needs to with these surfer core exercises.
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