The Surfing Pop Up - Are You Weak Or Slow?
The Pop Up is arguably THE critical movement in surfing, certainly for most of us.
Depending on what board you’re riding and the conditions, you have in the region of 0.5-0.8 seconds to get to your feet.
This requires you to produce approx 1.16x your own bodyweight in peak force (Parsonage, 2018), so there is a baseline level of STRENGTH required to pop up.
You also need to express your strength / reach this peak force QUICKLY to avoid falling off the back, or over the falls.
Ballistic push up variations are an effective method of increasing your rate of force development
Can You Perform 8-10 Strict Push Ups?
Can’t Do A Push Up?
That’s fine, just start with the Eccentric Push Up and progress from there.
The ‘Eccentric Push Up’ can form the start of a progression serious for surfers who struggle to perform strict push ups
As always, give me a shout if you have any questions. You can download my FREE Surfing Mobility Manual here.
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