Fit to Surf: The Surfer's Guide to Strength and Conditioning

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"Guaranteed to make you rip twice as hard."--TransWorld Surf magazine

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 ...

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Overview

"Guaranteed to make you rip twice as hard."--TransWorld Surf magazine

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
  • Detailed sample workout programs

"An easy-to-follow guide."--Longboard Magazine

"A must-have for your surf library."--Girls' Surf Life magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071419536
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 559,786
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2009

    Surfer Wannabe

    I currently workout five days a week at a commercial gym. I am in good shape. I wanted to see if I need to modify my current workout to specifically train for surfing. As a result of reading the book, I've included more flexibility and balance work in my workouts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2004

    they just don't get it

    the problem with this book is it has no assessments. yea, great exercises, those can be found anywhere. but how do i know the ones that are right for my age and conditioning? some of the exercises shown can and would do more harm than good if not done precisely. they would need to be shown to you by an expert on a hands on basis, and designed with a program that has proper progression.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    Surfing's Secret Weapon

    Fit to Surf is an excellent training and workout guide. Rocky's book explains the exercises needed to perform well on the water and stay healthy. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get in shape and stay in shape for surfing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Smooth Surfing

    Mr. Synder gives all of us the optimum surfing guide! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Fit To Surf is the book for you! While reading the book, I can almost feel the spray in my face! Let's all get the most ou of getting on a board.

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