Fitness has evolved tremendously since the early days of round cement dumbbells and jump ropes. Weight benches are used for strength training. Machines such as stair steppers, elliptical ski machines, treadmills, elliptical bikes, stationary bikes, rowing machines are all designed to improve you cardiovascular health and give you an overall healthy body.\n\nLet’s face it: obesity is common in the United States and much of this is contributed to lack of healthy eating and exercise. There are many good reasons why you should exercise to lose weight, these include: Exercising can burn fats that are stored up in your body, if regular this also aids your body’s metabolism.\n\nAll of which can be highly useful to a surfer, strength during surfing movements can be gained by resistance training but not just any strength training will do, for example there are specific types of strength training for specific sports, different intensities and weights that if done on a regular basis will give different outcomes.\n\nHypertrophy:Synonymous with most people’s perception of strength training, hypertrophy refers to increased muscle bulk and size. Tailor-made for individuals, specific fitness programs will meet the medical history and physical needs of participants. When losing weight, the aim is to lose the extra body fat you have and build up muscle instead of fat.\n\nBesides the obvious benefits that the body has from fitness, the psychological effects of the training programs are remarkable and this type of physical exercise can even have a prophylactic role in depression and psychological instability. The strength exercises must be functional for that move, for example if your goal is to improve the upper body for improved paddle fitness you wouldn’t lift massive weights which could restrict your (ROM) range of movement.