Surfing tones muscles and relieves stress
How about getting fit in a fun and refreshing way? Put the board under your arm and surrender to the surf. A sport that burns 600 calories per hour, tones the muscles and sends stress to overseas. "To start surfing, the first step is to look for a good school, so that the beginner will learn the sport in a pleasant, safe and correct way", says the coordinator of the Cia Surf program of the Athletics Company, Allan Cesar. If you live in a beach-free city, look for a gym that offers pool-side surfing lessons. So you can learn the techniques with ease before venturing into the sea. In the pool you will have a first contact with the surfboard, simulating situations that you will face on the beach.
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Surfing works several muscles of the body but strengthens mainly chest , arms, back, glutes and calf. It improves flexibility, relieves stress and anxiety. The teacher advises that the practice of surfing be accompanied by three other activities: bodybuilding, swimming and board sports such as skateboard or scooter, for example. Bodybuilding will help strengthen the muscles involved in the practice of surfing. Swimming will give you specific cardiovascular conditioning to improve paddling. And the others will give you more balance, at the same time you will strengthen your lower limbs.
Excited to catch wave? Start thinking about your board. The most suitable model for initiation is the fun board or long board, which guarantees more stability. Look for soft board boards that are safer. They are made with foam cover, without tips and with flexible plastic corners. But if you're going to practice surfing on the beach, do not worry.
If you are training frequently, it is advisable to buy a special neoprene outfit (a kind of rubber). In addition to comfortable, it will keep you warm on colder days.
Important: Never venture into the sea alone. Avoid places where there is a current and always stretch before catching waves. Maintain a balanced diet and give at least two hours between meals and surfing to avoid compromising digestion. And drink lots of water. "When the thirst appears, it's a sign that the body has already dehydrated," recalls Cia Surf's coordinator.
The wisdom of the human body has no limits. The control mechanism of life and survival is one that makes the human species a winner in adaptation over the centuries of development. This control passes through the energy management efficiency used to produce displacement work to to obtain food, to reproduce the species, and to defeat enemies, all supervised by a privileged brain that guarantees vital, intellectual and cognitive functions.
Myths about the abdominal Many people think that only by working the muscles of the abdomen will it be possible to prevent injuries to the lumbar spine, for example. For many years this was taken as a truth, but it is now known that excessive muscle activation (in this case, in the posterior musculature of the spine) may be a predictive factor for the onset of back pain.