We’ll post a few of these vids from Taj Burrow and his trainer Johnny Gannon via the site surffitness.tv. Obviously we’re just re-posting their material so please go check out their site for more extensive info, it’s a really great resource. Here Johnny runs Taj through his pre-surf warm up paces. Not always the easiest thing to hold yourself back from the lineup to do a warm up when you’re frothing to get out there but it will help your range of movement in the water and help to keep you injury free.
Practice these dynamic movements/stretches three or four times to ingrain them into your memory so next time you jog down for a surf you can flow through each of the them, also because they are challenging. Always in barefoot. Start each movement/stretch with a slow tempo and gradually speed the tempo to a fast co-ordinated speed. Breathing force-ably through each movement/stretch it helps warm up the body internally.
1. squat stretch, warm up the squat pattern, opens up the adductors.
2.Step back lunge, stretches and warms up the hips.
3.Lateral lunge, great for weight transfer from leg to leg also warming up the adductors and hamstrings.
4.Transverse twist, warms up and activates the trunk rotation.
5.Shoulder rotation, external rotation of the shoulders through full range of motion, neck and shoulder integration.
6.Forced jump landings, activates the connective tissue through the entire body Readies and the body for sudden forces.