a machine to simulate paddling?

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  1. xSteveO

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    I'm trying to find something that would simulate a similar thing to surfing. rowing isn't technically the same. I'm losing my endurance as I get bigger and I want to build it back up without going to the beach on a daily basis (it's a good drive from my house)
     
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    Maybe hit up the swimming pool every once in awhile?
     
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    turbo35 haters gonna hate

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    What about one of those arm bikes?

    looks fucking boring, but seems like the right idea...

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    i'd just pop into the pool with the surfboard and go bananas
     
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    ther'es some surfer workouts on the net, just search google.

    i was thinking of using an exercise ball + bands for resistance.
     
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    Then when anybody complains, just be like "Whooaaaa, chill out brah! Your ugly vibe's gonna scare off the dolphins, dude." :rofl:
     
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    can't you just swim laps?
     
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    while rowing is different it should help a bit. I'd say pullups would be a good exercise too (but not endurance based).
    Although this might be a bit off ... have you thought about boxing? I imagine that would give you a decent amount of power and speed in thsoe muscles used for surfing.

    p.s. those arm bikes are boring!
     
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    UBE machines? I tried those back in 91... they were pretty damn hard IIRC.
     
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    Like the stationary bikes, a decent one has some different resistance settings. We have one at my office in the physical therapy department, and they have a bunch of really feeble people who can barely walk use it, so it can't be all that tough.

    It is a strange movement when you first try it.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    There is so much shit you could do...

    Walking
    Swimming
    Cardio on an elyptical
    Cardio on a bike
    Sled dragging
    Medleys of some sort

    Shit man, you could take up aerobics, lol
     
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  14. xSteveO

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    swimming just doesn't replicate it at all IMO. I've tried it, but never felt any gains out of it. The density of salt water is a lot different than fresh water, so that comes to play too. I just wanted some form of a machine that provides an adjustable resistance that is a free motion. I guess they don't make such a thing though

    I do plenty of jogging/walking/bike cardio (45 mins/3x a week), but it doesn't carry over in the water
     
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    I was with a swimmer chick in high school for a bit, the whole team would simulate the stroke :naughty: movement against resistance bands out of the water. They had the bands attached to a fence and would air swim (is the best way to describe it) with bands.
     
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