Don't Forget Leg Day

We’ve all seen that guy who’s forgotten leg day -- and let’s just say no one wants to be that guy. In order to get ready to hop up on that board, you need to make sure your lower body is in tip top shape to handle everything that you are about to endure. For injury prevention and good form, it’s important to strengthen your hips and your knees, but in order to do that you have to strengthen your hamstrings, glutes, and calves.

  • Single Leg Cable Pulls: If you don’t have a cable, simulate the exercise with a ball or heavy object in order to test your core stability and strengthen your hips, knees, and ankle muscles.

  • Frog Jumps: Whether your hands are on a flipped Bosu Ball or just on the ground, lie down in push up position and jump your feet to meet your hands, while keeping your body low and your movements smooth.

  • Single Leg Squats: Stick one leg out and squat down as far as you can and use your core to push yourself up in order to strengthen your hips and quads.

  • Hydrants with Kick Out: Starting on your hands and knees, with a 90 degree bend in your knee lift up your leg like a dog peeing on a fire hydrant and kick your leg straight out.

  • Supermans: These help with strengthening your glutes and your lower back muscles for paddling. Lie on your stomach and lift your legs and arms as high as you can and hold.

Sea's the day!

Written by: Meg Vreeland 

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