Surfing HIIT Workout
Use this surfing inspired Rooboard high intensity interval (HIIT) workout routine for fitness, balance and agility.
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with 10 seconds rest. Complete as many rounds as you can. Skiers, snowboarders and surfers need to perform this workout to build dynamic leg strength.
Full HIIT routine without the intro and demo
Surfing Inspired Fitness
Action sports like surfing emphasize the importance of having a powerful low stance. The ability to change direction quickly and adjust to bumps and obstacles while in a low stance, can be increased markedly by training the muscle groups involved in the movements.
Trained athletes do not have to think about this – they react unconsciously while their focus is on the next hit, turn, jump or obstacle. Professional surfers like Kelly Slater are able to maintain a powerful connection to their equipment while at speed and past the tipping point of an untrained persons centre of gravity.
You can test this by crouching low in a squat position and having a friend give you a gentle push. How low can you go and still move your feet, to stop yourself tipping over?
The Rooboard creates the vital instability to perform these powerful low stance exercises on a flat platform – like a surfboard or snowboard.
Daily Mail 23 February 2015: No, it’s not a typo – HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and requires one to alternate bursts of intense activity with medium-level activity to boost fitness levels, metabolism and fat-burning.
‘It’s my favorite way to supplement endurance training for ultramarathons,’ says Arzon.
‘High intensity intervals are the most effective way to build VO2 Max, or oxygen capacity, and a great way to rev your metabolism.
‘It’s format I most often use when teaching cycling at Peloton and coaching runners for speed work.’