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21st October 2008, 02:27 PM
what you consider a good training for a weekend sailor?
two or three days , cardio or weights?

Kevin Pritchard
22nd October 2008, 11:15 PM
three days cardio and weights. If you can find a good circuit training course would work out the best which combines the both.


30th October 2008, 09:51 PM
Hy Kevin,
I am a regional / national level surfer. I do slalom and formularacing. Last year I don't sail as much as I used to. Last weekend with a local race I had the biggest problems holding the boom with my hands. I have these problems espessially using longsleeve wetsuits and large diameter booms. Is there a good exersice for solving this problem? Do I need stronger mussles or longer mussles (stretching)?
Thanx, Rambo.

Kevin Pritchard
4th November 2008, 12:04 AM

There are some exersizes you can do.. I dont know how to describe them but I am sure if you google forearm excersize you will find tons of things to do.

Also make sure that you have a big wetsuit in the arms. I usually never wear long sleeve wetsuits even on the coldest days in Germany or even in Holland. I would rather go a bit more cold than have the arms pump up.


Mike T
20th January 2009, 08:38 PM
I agree with Kevin! I had the same problem a couple of winters ago. I'd put on a long sleeve wet suit and in about 20 minutes of sailing I couldnt hold on to the booms. I was the wet suit sleaves being too tight. I switched wet suits and bought a Promotion wet suit. (http://www.wetsuit.com/) They cut the arms big, It's only snug at the wrists. That solve the my problem. Good Luck! Mike