Jeff Hubbard: he stretches all the time

Stretching is one of the most important variables in top bodyboarding performance. You will find critical differences after undergoing a stretching plan for a few weeks.

Duck dives, vertical drops, huge ARS, and el rollos have an impact on your body.

Injuries come when you cannot handle hard landings and tough movements. That's when stretching comes with very positive results.

There are many ways to get your body more elastic.

If you're willing to spend 30 minutes a day with a few simple stretching exercises, your muscles will deliver completely new performances out in the waves.

Pro bodyboarders are always stretching in order to keep a healthy daily habit.

Some riders say they can reach stretching routines of up to six hours/day while watching TV or relaxing in the garden.

The good side of it is that you can stretch your body almost everywhere.

A Bodyboarding Workout Routine

Get a towel or a simple carpet and do a few stretching techniques for 15 minutes. Hold the positions for as long as you can.

You'll notice improvements in the first week of physical exercise. Flexibility is the result of constant and sustainable stretching.

Your legs and torso need to be used to a conditioning program. So, add a few strength and endurance exercises.

For the everyday routine, start by doing a forward and lateral neck stretch, a crossover twist, and a crossed knee lift.

Then, advance to 15 abdominal crunches, 10 burpees, and 15 forward lunges. Add a 10-minute paddle on a longboard and walk for 20 minutes.

Frequency and repetition are critical to rapid body development.

As time goes by, you can jump to a new level with push-ups, bench dips, split squats, stair climbing, mad cat stretches, arm circles, torso rotation, running, underwater swimming, and quadriceps stretches.

A good nutrition program will boost you to the next level. Take a look at a good guide on what to eat and drink before surfing.

For a complete strength and conditioning guide, "Fit to Surf" is the ultimate book.

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