Surfing Workouts and Supplements


I am almost 40 years old, 5'9" 190 pounds and 15% body fat. I am looking for input to the following question...

I am a 6'2"- 275lbs-21%-46 year old guy. My goal are weight loss and conditioning. I have been surfing for almost 30 years, and it's my greatest passion

In the last 4 years I have worked behind a desk and have lost a good deal of strength and endurance which is evident when I paddle out on even small to medium size days.

My children have taken up a lot of the time I used to dedicate to working out, which has added to my dilemma.

They are a little older now and I want to resume a regular workout schedule. I have looked into HGH therapy and after having read dozens of articles feel even more confused than before.

My top goals are; getting lean and strong, and increasing my ability to hold my breath underwater.

I find myself shorter of breath and not being as relaxed as I used to be when being held underwater. This is a scary reality for a surfer.

Can you recommend supplementation / workouts that can help me get back that feeling of strength and confidence?

Something that will not cause physiological abnormalities and not break my bank would be great?

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Mike Behnken, MS, CSCS ANswers the Fitness Question

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Not many people in your situation have the time to put in 2 hours in the gym and you shouldn't even if you did.

Your workouts should consist of mostly intense exercise with a some longer endurance activities because that is how surfing is.

Structure (periodization) is important because it allows you to get constant results without reaching plateau. Frequently change your workout routine to include a variety of exercises.

Make sure you focus on using exercises which use your large muscle groups or exercises which work combinations of large muscle groups.

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Focus on keeping your rest in between sets to a minimum and your workout program will help your surfing improve as well as your strength and endurance.

Beneficial Supplements

It is important to realize that supplements are best used as just what they are supposed to be, supplements.

You should try to eat a very healthy diet rich in low fat protein, fiber rich, complex carbohydrates and optimal essential fatty acids.


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If you do not eat much fatty fish such as salmon and/or seeds/nuts you may look into a essential fatty acid supplement.


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It is important to get all your vitamins and minerals when you have an active lifestyle that is why a good multivitamin is necessary.

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Glutamine is a great supplement which has been used in scientific studies for a variety of uses and has been proven to have anti-catabolic properties, which prevents your muscles from breaking down.


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