Last week, Stayfitcentral.com published an interview with professional big wave surfer Jamie Sterling about how he keeps his body is in peak physical and mental condition. So, how does he eat and train to surf 50-foot plus waves?
He works out
On top of his surfing, Sterling began lifting weights when he was 15 or 16. He quickly saw improvements in his performance, and now works out with Crossfit about five times a week. He also completes surfing-specific Crossfit workouts, and at least four yoga sessions a week.
He lets his body recover
To ensure his body is in optimal performance after all that exercise, Sterling drinks plenty of water, and make sure he gets eight hours of good sleep each night. He also uses a foam roller, Polarity therapy, acupuncture, and rolfing to help his muscles and injuries recover.
He eats paleo
Since starting Crossfit and the paleo diet, Sterling has lost ten pounds of fat. He can feel a real difference, and has a lot more mental and physical energy than he had before.
He eats mostly organic and locally sourced meat and produce, and takes a few natural supplements, including Sol Raiz Organic Maca, Sachi Inchi oil, Spirolina, bee pollen, and Jay Robb whey and egg protein shakes.
Whilst he does add in the odd slice of bread, portion of rice, or bit of dairy to keep him going through the two or three workouts he completes each day, Sterling says that, if he were only working out five times a week, like most non-professional athletes, a strict paleo diet would suffice.
If it’s good enough for an extreme athlete, it’s good enough for us!
Thanks to Stayfitcentral.com for the interview.
Original article: The Jamie Sterling Interview – How He Trains & Eats For Big Wave Surfing