- Usually your local beach break will offer up some fun body surfing waves.
- Put your fins on near the shore or in the ocean to avoid looking like a fish out of water!
- After you have your fins on, kick hard with your legs to propel yourself through the water. This swimming will help work your quadriceps, calf muscles, abs, biceps, triceps and deltoids. To get past the waves, always go under them, not over.
- As the wave approaches, swim into position, placing yourself as near to the peak as possible.
- Put your head down and swim hard using freestyle strokes with your arms and kicking powerfully with your legs.
- For starters, once you feel the wave pushing you, you can practice riding straight towards the beach on your belly, arching your back to keep your head up out of the water and kicking your legs in the wave. Once you feel more comfortable, you can ride onto the wave’s open face, extending your leading arm out in front of you and into the shoulder.
- Feel how the wave is pushing you to decide if you need to speed up or slow down. The more drag you create by trailing your hands behind you or plowing your hands through the water in front of you, the slower you will go. The more you can plane onto of the wave by streamlining and planking your body, the faster you will go.
- Picture your body like the rail of a surfboard; set it in the wave’s face.
- As you continue to do this workout out you will see noticeable differences in your overall strength.
- Have fun out there and be safe! Don’t forget to protect your head and neck in shallow waters.
Do you like to body surf and swim in the ocean when you’re at the beach?
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