Welcome to Expert Village. I am Schell Michael
and in this segment we’re going to be talking about your surfer’s workout. One of the best
forms of exercise, I believe is stretching. Whether it be yoga, whether it be Pilates,
whether is just be in your backyard trying to work out some of the kinks. Good things
you always want to remember is just opening up your chest area. The best way, you can
just bring your arm back like this, do a little stretching back this way. Across your chest
here, really stretches out the back of your arms. This tends to get tight because that’s
where most of your paddling comes through is through your deltoids and just in your
arm muscles, they can tend to get really sore. So just across the chest this way, both sides.
Across here can stretch out right here in your latissimus area, this they call actually
the “swimmer’s muscle” so surfing and swimming is really closely related, so stretching that
out would be really great. Both sides, make sure you do that. Also, opening up your back
muscles too. We tend to be in this position, everything is just really crunched and scrunched
up and so to go the opposite way and to be able to just stretch out that lower back muscle.
Sometimes, getting on the ground you can do like, almost like the “cat crawl” where you
go like this and then you go back. Just arch your back a little bit, stretch it out. Like
I say with anything, just be creative and you’ll know what works best for you. Sometimes
a stretch for me will feel great and you can’t feel it maybe you’re more flexible, maybe
you’re less flexible. Just cater to what your body needs and, so stretching is good.