Category Archives: Surfing

Surf Story

I started training with Mitch about 2 years ago because I wanted to improve my general fitness and flexibility toward maintaining and possibly improving my level of surfing. After over 25 years in the water I was suddenly starting to feel older, everything was tightening up and I wasn’t as responsive anymore. I had niggling hamstrings, a sore hip, creaking over-used shoulders, tight muscles in my central back, the list went on. I wanted to go to Hawaii at the end of the year and my body wasn’t going to cope. It was all becoming unsustainable, so I knew something had to change to enable me to once again ride a wave how I wanted to. Mitch combined a stretching and strengthening routine with massage and physical exercise to completely convert my body. By the time I left for my trip I felt like I...

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Rotational Stretch for Surf Related Back Pain

Mitch takes us through a rotational stretch that helps to overcome surf related back pain and improve your surfing. Useful for anyone who wants to move better. Here is a small excerpt from the Surf Better Longer Video series:...

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2 exercises for dynamic surfing

2 simple exercises for advanced movers and surfers. These exercises highlight the importance of being able to compress through the legs with speed.   Here is a small excerpt from the Surf Better Longer Video series:...

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Outdoor Training Video

Mitchell demonstrates a number of training possibilities using stairs from the perspective of using our surrounding environment as opportunity to move in various ways: Physical structures and objects are seen as possibilities Whole body movements, rather than isolated body parts exercises, are used for enhanced function A playing approach, instead of an overly structured training program, is used for sustainable and enjoyable training Rather than only the physical body, the body-mind is trained together to overcome barriers and develop the whole person Here is a small excerpt from the Surf Better Longer Video series:...

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Dragon Sales Summit Bali

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Bali to present at the Dragon Australasian Sales Summit . I was asked to work with their sales team in and around personal development, wellbeing and self awareness. The central theme of my offering over the week was “breathing” and how this affects the way we feel, move and think. Given that all the Dragon team are keen surfers, we also looked at surf specific movement training. I really enjoyed offering the group a clear view on what I believe are optimal living practices such as postural awareness, functional breathing, stabilisation through primitive movement, mindfulness, meditation and personal mapping. For those that are interested, here is a rundown of the sessions we did over 4 days: Session 1 – Overview of Breathing, Posture and Movement: Specifically – Health and Performance, Autonomic Nervous System, History and Evolution Diaphragm...

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