Michael Peterson status
- Dec 31, 2009
No, not your question, my program. The question was taken in good faith.Not sure what is “pissant and ghetto, as per usual” about my question.
I was serious.
I can remember weightlifting was a PITA for all of us groms in high school because all the muscle fatigue was affecting our surfing negatively.
A lot of the guys in this thread don’t surf all that much so the gym rat life is a viable option.
I think adding weights into competing in beachbreak 2 or 3 hours a day 3 or 4 times a week …. In addition to cardio ( running) 12 miles a week…. I think my muscles would be fucked. Not to mention I already eat like sh!t to keep up with all the calories I burn.
So I thought it would be interesting to know what your gym routine is because you actually surf a lot.
im guessing it’s all point surf though so maybe not comparable? not sure if you walk back or paddle back there but you’re probably paddling less anyway cause being on the high end of the pecking order you’re not having to compete.
btw, be careful with the dips - have several friends who are competitive swimmers and both say they are a “no” - risky for rotator cuffs.
I paddle sh!t loads.
almost always a heavy paddle out and quite often a constant paddle to stay in position.
The program I mentioned above produces zero muscle soreness......that's why I reckon VM would laugh at it, because it's so lightweight.
I don't do any set-apart cardio apart from the paddling I do every week, an an occasional conditioning session. If there is no surf.