Mental imagery training for improving surfing

Mental imagery training for improving surfing

Oliver
Oliver

Surfing is very difficult.
Why is so difficult?

There are several reason.

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Wavalien

One of the reasons is that you don’t understand what you should do with the waves.
For novice surfers, surfing is inexperienced.

Oliver
Oliver

indeed.
Even if I can take off, I don’t know where to go or what to do.

To improve your surfing, it is important to gain a lot of experience in the sea.

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Wavalien

At the same time, on land
Mental imagery training is also important.
This time, I will tell you about the method of Mental imagery training.

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Wavalien
Conclusion

・Effectiveness of Mental imagery training

・Mental imagery training method using videos and photos

Effectiveness of Mental imagery training

Each wave has a different shape and power.
You need to surf according to the waves, but you can’t practice iteratively in the same situation.

Each wave has a different shape and power.
You need to surf according to the waves, but you can’t practice iteratively in the same situation.
If you make a mistake, you cannot start over in the same situation.
Even if you succeed, you cannot reproduce in the same situation.
Every time is ad lib. That’s why it’s difficult to improve.

Therefore, it is very important to do mental imagery training in advance about what to do when surfing.

Purpose of mental imagery training

Understanding surfing with your head
・You can’t do without knowing it.

Simulate what you understand in your head
・Repeated practice can be reproduced at sea.

Understanding surfing with your head

Watch lots of surfing videos and photos.
The surfers’ body movements are very fast. It’s a good idea to play the video in slow motion. Also, please pause in important scenes.
You can’t just look at it.
Here are some examples of points to check.

Check the waves
・ Wave size
・ Direction of wave break
・ The speed at which the waves break
・ Steep waves or not

Check the angle of the surfboard
・ Surfboard direction
・ Angle at which the surfboard is tilted
*Check three-dimensionally, not flat

Check the posture of the surfer
・ Head angle and orientation(Where are the surfers looking)

・ Twist of the upper body

・ Arm movement
・ Arm angle
・ Palm angle
・ Timing when the palm touches the water

・ Knee flexion and extension
・ Knee angle
・ Distance between knee and chest
・ Distance between knee and water surface
・ Distance between heel and hip
・ Distance between hip and water surface
・ Position where the foot is placed

Move your body to tilt the surfboard to the required angle.

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Simulate what you understand in your head

Please imitate the posture of the surfer as seen in the video and photos.
It’s quite difficult to imitate perfectly.
It’s a good idea to use a large mirror to check your posture.

By imitating, you will find that surfers have a difficult posture.
If you can’t imitate, your body may be lacking in softness.
It ’s good to work on yoga and gymnastics.

Summary

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mental imagery training is very effective.
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