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chadjitsu1
06-02-2013, 01:59 PM
I remember seeing the "gym rats" thread on here a while back but I wanted to start something back up.

Does anyone have a really good workout that they do for getting in wake-boarding shape. I have been out on the lake now 4 times in the last few weeks and notice that I'm getting really tired quick. The first day I went out my legs literally felt like wet spaghetti noodles when I got back into the boat and I was sore for about a week after.

I am 35 years old now but I still really like to get behind the boat and catch as much air as possible. Is there anything that you guys (who are really shredding) are doing for a work out that has helped.

My routine now is

Run 3 miles 4 days a week
push ups
sit ups
dips
squat jumps
pull ups
lunges
sometimes : burpies (i really need to feel motivated to do these)

I try to do all of these together 4 days a week but even though I'm doing this workout I still feel weak and tired after one 15 minute set.

Any suggestions on a routine, should I be doing this workout together, should I be doing it in a certain order, anything I should delete or add.

I figure my time is limited for going big behind the boat so I want to make the most out of the little bit of youth I have left. Thanks in advance. I also saw this series of videos, is there anything in this series that I should be adding? https://www.youtube.com/user/Wake2WakeFitness

freshturk
06-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Insanity is awesome for wakeboarding shape. Ive yet to reach the limit of my legs...my grip strength goes way before my legs. 40min 5x/week and you'll be good to go.

kennedy
06-02-2013, 05:52 PM
I like to stick with the 12oz or pounder curl !!

chadjitsu1
06-02-2013, 06:34 PM
I like to stick with the 12oz or pounder curl !!

Unfortunately that's why I'm in the less than optimal shape. Just looking to see what others have been doing. I have tried the p90x thing and that's good. But I was thinking about trying something new.

rdlangston13
06-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Unfortunately that's why I'm in the less than optimal shape. Just looking to see what others have been doing. I have tried the p90x thing and that's good. But I was thinking about trying something new.

wakeboard more often

jmb
06-02-2013, 08:43 PM
wakeboard more often
I'm with this also. I have to wakeboard as much as I can. I don't see where exercising helps that much

chadjitsu1
06-03-2013, 08:33 AM
I moved to Atlanta 2 years ago and it's hard to find people to get out on the boat amazingly enough. I remember before I had a boat I would jump all over the opportunity to go wakeboarding. Now it's hard to find people since I have a good boat.

tgoody14
06-03-2013, 10:19 AM
x2 on Insanity! Very good cardio and leg workouts!
Also, just by doing 50 air squats every morning and throw in some box jumps when the burn starts getting less should help for a simple fix!

Canuckle Head
06-03-2013, 12:28 PM
Insanity for the cardio and core. I have also recently started doing TRX workouts and these are killer for grip strength and a full body workout.

pickle311
06-04-2013, 10:40 AM
The key is to strengthen your core. When that is weak, you compensate with other muscle groups which fatigue them much faster.
I do a lot of strength training and lifting. It has helped me out tons with wakeboarding, just need to up my cardio a bit.

mmandley
06-04-2013, 10:58 AM
The key is to strengthen your core. When that is weak, you compensate with other muscle groups which fatigue them much faster.
I do a lot of strength training and lifting. It has helped me out tons with wakeboarding, just need to up my cardio a bit.

I dont do any of my workouts for water sports unfortunately, but i doa ton of Core workout stuff to help protect my back due to i have injured it soo much.
When i get the chance to hit the gym i do the crunch machine, add 160lbs to it and crunch it for 5 sets at 30 reps a set and the last i go till im dead tired
Then i do the back press at 200lbs same reps,
Front row at 160 same reps
Chest Press at 200 same reps
Finish it off with curls

I use the cardio bike a lot burning calories and my office at work is on the 4th floor, i make that climb normally 7-10times a day plus the 5 miles of walking at work, and if i go into the Acid Waste Pit its another 5 stories of stairs down, thats only a couple times a day maybe if its a bad day LOL

I fall short with eating bad things and beer LOL

chadjitsu1
06-04-2013, 05:40 PM
I hear ya on the beer thing man. I love a good tasty beer, not usually a light beer. I like dark / Bavarian style beers which are usually 200 calories each. I have a few friends that go to the cross fit gyms and they are in amazing shape.

The biggest thing that I have noticed is my legs go to hell after a few sets and I loose all pop. When I either come into the wake or land (worse in the flats) my legs fold like a wet deck of cards when I get tired. Last weekend I had probably the best weekend of wakeboarding yet. I got the most pop I have ever gotten in my life but felt my strength go really fast after a good hard set. I am just looking to extend my time on the water.

I need a good group of people to get out on the lake with a few more times a week. Its hard to find people that like to get out a lot, everyone has work and family.

Boatdrinks797
02-10-2014, 11:54 PM
Time to bump this one back up since I've been told spring will be coming....My mid section is about as firm as a piece of rotting fruit and it's time to make a change for summer. I've been cranking it out on the eliptical for a while and I just started the T25 workout discs tonight. I did the P90x in the past and it worked, but then lost interest mainly due to the longer work out sessions. I like the intensity of T25 and shorter workout times, with any luck I will be the shirtless man whore all summer!

MichiganMoomba
02-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Get access to a gym.....Deadlift, Overhead Squat, Row, Pullups, Farmers Walk and Standing Press (compound movements for strength) should be your main exercises. Do some HIIT twice a week. Once you master those - add in lunges, planks, jumps, curls and dips (for the beach muscles) Start now and you should be good by memorial day

tater
02-11-2014, 08:24 PM
If you want some fast results try to find a CERTIFIED cross-fit instructer,I use to go to the gym for hours now Im in and out in less than an hour and crawling out when were done been doing it now for 6 weeks and have lost 5% of body fat in that time,its not for everbody every newbie that has came in blows chunks half way thru. lol

TKE459
02-11-2014, 08:47 PM
If you want some fast results try to find a CERTIFIED cross-fit instructer,I use to go to the gym for hours now Im in and out in less than an hour and crawling out when were done been doing it now for 6 weeks and have lost 5% of body fat in that time,its not for everbody every newbie that has came in blows chunks half way thru. lol

Another vote here for cross fit. I've been going for almost two years and with the workouts I have become a lot stronger and leaner. This has definitely helped with surfing, wake boarding, and snowboarding. It isn't for everyone though, and you only get out of it what you put in to it.

Boatdrinks797
02-12-2014, 12:58 AM
I would love to try cross fit....But, I'm on the road 3-4 days a week and it's just not practical for me. I need a workout that I can knock out in hotels and keep it going when I get home.

tater
02-12-2014, 01:12 AM
I would love to try cross fit....But, I'm on the road 3-4 days a week and it's just not practical for me. I need a workout that I can knock out in hotels and keep it going when I get home.

There are quite a bit of crossfit exercises that you could do in your hotel room, Air squats,Burbees,Sit ups,lunges,more push-ups I understand that the last thing you want to do heading to the hotel at night,but something is better than nothing,The burbees alone will kick your arse if you push yourself.

EricU
02-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Push yourself on the cardio and abs. Do a couple of P90Xs for reference/ideas

One thing that I added last year and have noticed a big difference was;
Find an adjustable cable pull machine, place the pivot pulley up about head height, use some kind of T-handle and do standing chest pulls.

Stand like you stand on your board, I do sets of thirty to get the stamina up, hold your core and bend your knees slightly while doing them. I do these as part of my standing upper body routine (curls, tris etc) and each time through I switch which leg I put up front.

Hope this makes sense. Basically I try to mimic my wakeboard stance as much as possible. This has helped a lot for me and I am OLD!