The main point is that if you want to age gracefully and keep on surfing as you get older, you better have some kind of practice in place to take care of your body. It requires being proactive about your body. If you ignore that nagging pain in your shoulder or hip and hope it will magically go away, you’re in for trouble down the road.
In today’s video, I’m going to show you 2 of my favorite exercises to age proof your body. If you want to keep surfing well as you age, you need to own these 3 movements in your body:
- Rotation in the middle back
- Hip Flexion (think bringing your knee up to your chest) and hip extension (think extending your leg behind you)
- Maintain a good deep squat
Today’s video will show you 2 moves that will improve all 3 of those movements above.
Again, Here are the 2 reasons you should do this every single day:
1) Strong, Supple, Durable Body
When your joints are working properly with full range of motion, you’ll have a solid foundation that makes everything else better. Getting stronger will be easier. Flexibility improves so that you can squeeze into those tiny barrels. And balanced muscles will keep you in the water longer and decrease the chance of injury.
2) A Small Morning Win = Success For Rest Of The Day
It’s not only that your body will feel good with a morning mobility movement meditation, but more importantly, it’s the psychological win you get by doing something positive first thing. It’s the little momentum that you get from the simple act of accomplishing something that is good for you.
This small win first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. It tells your subconscious brain, I’m in control here. It’s the same reason I’m an avid bed maker these days. Life is not happening to you. You’re not living in some reactive mode where you are constantly pulled in 10 different directions. You’re telling your brain that you’re making shit happen and you’re taking a proactive step in the direction of better health.
This is a huge difference. Of course, shit will happen, people will be shitty to you, things wont go your way, but always always always – by doing your morning routine you’ll at least have some positive part of your day already in the books.
Give this one a shot and let me know how it goes! Just like anything else you want to improve or get better at, you’ll need to find a way to be consistent with your practice.
One easy way is to use the power of community and group motivation. It’s the reason why our 30-Day Leaner and Stronger Program is so popular. Most people know what they SHOULD do, but when you have a plan and a group to hold you accountable, then that’s when the action takes place and the change happens. If you’re interested in learning more, click over here to get early access and a special discount.