Video – Two Exercises to Avoid Surf Injuries + Strengthen

As a follow-up post to, Watch Out for These Two Common Surf Injuries. Here are two helpful methods to keep new injuries away and also strengthen your upper body for paddling, surfing and all around activities.

In this video you will learn from Jaimi Jansen, founder of Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab, on the top two most common injuries for surfers. Watch as she goes over the muscles involved in surfing and proper ways to treat soreness and injuries. Jaimi gives you two exercises to further strengthen your bodies as well as instructing proper form when doing a push-up or one-arm lateral raises.

Exercise 1

A myofacial release areas, on the shoulder by using hard balls, foam rollers and yoga blocks.

Exercise 2

Serratus push-ups to strengthen the serratus which helps to stabilize the shoulder. The serratus protracts the scapula and helps the shoulder blade to lay flat against the ribcage.

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Jaimi Jansen

About Jaimi Jansen

Jaimi’s goal is to improve the quality of life and help people achieve the optimal path to health by creating a community of wellness. In 2009 her dream of providing all-inclusive care was realized when she founded Santa Cruz Core Fitness + Rehab. In 2013 she was awarded the United States Associate of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Female Entrepreneur of the year.

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