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Fit to Surf


The Surfer’s Guide to Strength and Conditioning by Rocky Snyder

Rocky Snyder FIt to SurfCopyright© 2003 by Rocky Snyder.  All rights reserved.
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From the Back Cover

Stay out longer, catch more waves, and perform more demanding maneuvers.

Build more surfing strength

Increase balance and coordination

Reduce chance of injury

Design your own surfer's workout.

Whether you're a veteran surfer or just discovering the thrills of catching a big wave, this surfing-specific fitness guide helps you become a better, stronger, more agile surfer.  Fit to Surf gives you everything you need to create a personal fitness program that guilds strength and increases endurance, fine-tunes balance and coordination, and minimizes your risk of injury.

Renowned personal trainer and avid surfer Rocky Snyder presents easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for scores of illustrated exercises that you can perform at home, in the gym, or  on the water.  Complete with a muscle chart and a workout log you can use to organize your personal training program.  Fit to Surf helps you improve your wave count, maintain a higher energy level, and master maneuvers that you thought were beyond your skills.  It includes:

  • Flexibility Training
  • Sun salutation warm-up yoga poses
  • Strength training
  • Medicine ball and stability ball training
  • Skill transfer exercises
  • Endurance training
  • Surf team drills
  • Detailed sample workout programs.

"An Easy-to-Follow Guide."  —Longboard Magazine

"Guaranteed to make you rip twice as hard."  —TransWorld Surf magazine

"A must-have for your surf library."  —Girls' Surf Life magazine