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Improve Surfing Hip Mobility

By Greg Finch

flow, hip, mobility

Improve Your Surfing Hip Mobility

When you improve your surfing hip mobility your surf performance improves right along with it.

There many combinations of movements required for surfing. Be a strong paddler, quick to your feet, and fluid in the movement of your hips to name a few. Today we are going to focus on improving hip mobility for your surfing.

Hip Mobility Flow 

Great before or after a session and anytime (That's all the time by the way) to increase hip health for your surfing performance. Things to think about.

Tight hips will:

  • Decrease knee range of motion
  • Increase thoracic (mid) spine load
  • Increase lumbar (low back) spine load 

All of that increased load on the spine can over time increase your risk of injury and really lower your performance improvements, for example.

If your hips are stiff, your body is going to force movement into the lumbar spine or in the knees and start putting torque and force on that structure. What follows is usually pain or injury.

Consistency 

Key to improve all aspects of Surf Performance.

Be it in:

  • Breathwork
  • Nutrition
  • Endurance
  • Or what we are focusing on today Mobility 

Consistency and accountability go hand in hand. With accountability compliance in the work you need to do to consistently improve will drop.

Get accountability

  • Recruit a surfing buddy and keep each other accountable
  • Print out a calendar and have your full program written out for the week or month
  • Go through our Surf Strong Challenge it is built around accountability

30 Day Surf Strong Challenge

My stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger

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I've noticed a big difference in really two main things. One is my pre-surf warm up gets my body loose and ready to surf. I feel like I'm not step-tripping over to myself as much. Doing those dumb falls that just waste a bunch of waves.

Second my stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger.

Josh Beckett - Winemaker

My Surfing Has Improved On So Many Levels

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My surfing has improved on so many different levels working with Greg. I have developed much more confidence in the water. I feel more comfortable & strong out there. I can paddle longer, pop-up faster, and turn with more power.

Heather Miller - Acupuncturist for WSL

Those aches & pains after a sesh aren't there anymore

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It really gave me direction of what to do to get my body feeling better. Some of those aches and pains I would get after a sesh aren't there anymore. I could see my body becoming much more reliable for me because of the exercises and techniques that were taught.

The personal service was awesome! Greg was very knowledgeable and easy to reach whenever. If I ever had a question he was there to help quickly.

Scott Williams

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