The way you perform in the water can be greatly enhanced by the trainer you do on land. The ultimate is when these movements become unconscious and you can flow in perfect time with the wave. Surfing is a unique sport in that it requires so many different aspects of muscular strength and coordination to come together at the same time with high levels of cardiovascular fitness.
The Rooboard is perfect for surfing training as it can replicate the act of surfing and target the specific muscles used during surfing. It will train the core, improve balance and fitness at the same time.
One thing all surfers need to do however is prepare themselves for the next swell. The best way to do this is by performing surfing specific exercises for fitness, strength and dynamic movement.
Surfing specific routine
This routine is designed specifically for the pop-up, duck dive and bottom turn. The exercises should be performed in bare feet.
Repeat the full routine three or more times.
- Single leg balance to hand walkout to press-ups
- Single leg twist squat
- Duck dive
Many balance or wobble boards have a sandpaper like grip surface or plastic knobs that are hard on the hands or feet. The Rooboard has an indented EVA grip surface which is also raised 3mm above the deck for extra comfort. This means it can be used from the hands, forearms, feet and for seated exercises without causing skin irritation or scratching.
We wanted a product that would not damage flooring or sink into the ground when used outdoors. We solved this by placing the flat surface of the balance pads against the floor and the fulcrum point against the bottom of the deck. The pads have a calculated foam density and the use of concave and convex surfaces between the pads and deck create the perfect instability for balance and core training.
We also did away with the unnecessary size of most balance products and in doing so created a travel and commuter friendly fitness product.