Scott Tominaga on Getting into Shape for Surfing

One of the most important parts of your body if you are a surfer is your feet. This is why Scott Tominaga believes all aspiring surfers need to exercise their feet in particular. This is what helps them absorb shock, and give them agility, strength, flexibility, power, control, force, and balance. But how do you get started?

Scott Tominaga Explains Feet Exercises for Surfers

Sit down and roll a ball, such as a tennis ball or baseball, under your feet. This wakes up the fascia, which is the connective tissue of the foot. You should not put your full weight on the ball. Instead, switch to smaller, harder balls over time, thereby increasing the pressure. The pressure should not come from your toes and arches, but rather from your outer edges, the balls of your feet, and your heel. You should do this for one minute at least.

Next, use your toes to pick up small objects. Once you can do that with ease, try flinging them up in the air. You should then use your toes to write the name of your favorite person, or anything else quite long and complicated, in the air. Make sure you move them about a lot.

Place your feet back on the ground and start dragging and pushing your toes and the ball of the feet away from the center in an outwards direction. Once you are duck footed, lift the front part of your foot up, leaving the heel stationary. Repeat around 15 times.

Next, press down four of your toes and attempt to raise the big one. This is very hard and you may have to keep your toes pressed down with your hand or your other foot. Repeat 15 times. Then turn it around, pressing down the big toe while attempting to rise the four others. Spread your toes wide apart. When the toes are up, hold them for five seconds. Repeat 10 times. Lastly, rock your feet from toe to heel 20 times.

You then need to stand up, since much of your surfing will be done in standing position. Walk the length of a room on your heels, then walk back on your feet’s balls. Repeat this a few times and then lift your big toe. You should feel the arch of your foot rise. Bring the toe back down, but try to keep your arch up. Hold for a few seconds.

Next, find a step somewhere and place your feet’s balls on the step itself. Your heels should hang down, over the edge. Slowly and with control, use the front of your foot to go up as high as you can. Then, just as slowly and controlled, drop your heels as far down as you can possibly get. Repeat this 20 times.

A final thing Scott Tominaga wants people to remember, is that if any of the exercise hurt, you should do them. Few people exercise their feet, which means the above could be quite difficult for some time. Simply work your way up and do what you can.

How to Ensure That You Have Great Looking Skin

As I approached the ned of my 20s, I realised that my skin was really beginning to show its age and decided that it was time to take action. Throughout my 20s I really didn’t care what my lifestyle was doing to my skin but the years of partying and poor skin care, left me looking a little older than my years would suggest. Thankfully I took action at the right time and now 4 years on, my skin looks and feels great. For us women, having healthy skin gives us a great confidence boost and if you want to make sure that your’s looks great, here are some tips which worked very well for me.

Water

Drinking water is so simple and has a huge effect on how we look and feel, yet most of us are guilty of not drinking enough of it. What basically happens with water is that if you don’t drink enough of it, your body will become dehydrated, once dehydrated, the body searches for water to supply the organs, and it essentially steals it from other areas of the body, including skin. Dehydrated skin gives the appearance of a dry and flaky face, and wrinkles are far more prominent. Drinking enough water is an easy fix, but one which most of us don’t do enough if.

Great Products

There are many products on the market which you can pick up to help improve the quality of your skin and it is really important that you get a product which really matches with your face and skin tone. Personally I absolutely love the product from Jeunesse Global, especially their Luminescence range. The Jeunesse products are perfect for me because they are very well priced, and there is a huge range of treatments for just about every skin type. If you want to make sure that your skin is looking its best, make sure that you test out a number of products until you get the results that you are looking for.

Good Practice

The final key to great looking skin is good practice, especially when it comes to the evening. I started to give myself around 45 minutes each night before bed to wash my face, tone and moisturise, something which I had hardly done in the past. Having this nightly routine can really help to boost your skin in no time at all.

In terms of good practice when it comes to skin care, you should also look at cutting down or cutting out, the things that really damage your skin. If you are a smoker then this is going to cause your skin all kind of damage and you really should stop. Make sure that you are getting a good 7-9 hours sleep per night, and be careful when drinking alcohol as this can also wreak havoc when it comes to the quality of your skin.

Work hard, do things right and you can have great looking skin in no time at all.