Who doesn’t want toned shoulders and a tight core? Anyone?

(I hear crickets…)

I didn’t think so. There’s a reason most surfers have that great looking combo going for them. As surfers, we rely heavily on the chest, shoulders and front side of the core to paddle and pop up into waves.

This is why most surfers look like this. 

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Pro Surfer Kelly Slater -photo credit – www.from-the-sidelines.com

 Or like this. 

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Pro Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons -photo credit – www.womenfitness.net

Push-ups Will Get You Closer To That Surfer Body

A great way to develop these muscles is with push-ups. The push-up will help you develop a strong, tight front side of the body that looks great, allows you to move well, and helps you surf better if you’re into that sorta thing. 

In today’s video, we’ll show you 4 different push-up variations that you can do outside, in the gym, or at home with minimal equipment. Push-ups rock because they are simple, effective, and super versatile. Plus you can do them anywhere!

If you want those sculpted shoulders and tight abs, you gotta check out this video!

Using a little bit of instability (with the TRX or stability ball) as we do in the video will add additional work to your major ab muscle, the rectus abdominis. 

This was confirmed in this study – click here – that showed instability push-ups activated more core musculature than normal stable push-ups.

And if you’re looking to add this move into a quick workout, here’s a great 10-min workout we created using the push-up.

Full Body Workout – 10x Push-up / 20x Kettlebell Swing Circuit

Perform one push-up variation for 10 reps and then do an explosive lower body movement, like the kettlebell swing, for 20 reps without rest between the moves.

  • Push-up (any of the 4 from the video) for 10 reps.
  • Kettlebell swings for 20 reps.
  • Rest for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat for 7 rounds.

I hope you enjoyed our video for today. We’ll have another one just like this coming next week.

If you want us to perform a particular exercise or move and put together a quick workout using that exercise, let us know by commenting below. We’ll get the camera out and shoot it up for ya!

Bye for now.

Nick

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