San Diego Springboard Diving: What Are the Best Exercises for Springboard Divers?

Exercising is a vital component to any athlete’s performance. It keeps one conditioned, strong, healthy, and it even prevents injury. Our San Diego springboard diving students range from dedicated and amazing beginners, to advanced divers who compete. No matter where your skill level is, exercising is essential to being your very best. Core training is fundamental to any diver’s workout routine, but there is another core component that many San Diego springboard diving coaches tend to overlook, and that is your mental conditioning. This article will examine both, and offer some great workout tips to help you perform at your best abilities! What are Good Core Workouts for San Diego Springboard Divers? When most of us think of working out we imagine cardio and weightlifting. According to the Mayo Clinic, core exercises are often neglected which would be a tragedy for divers because the health institute stresses how they help with balance and stability—two vital traits every springboard diver needs in order to perform flawless somersaults. When it comes to easy yet effective effective core training exercises, Bodybuilding.com recommends the following: • Cable crunch. 3 sets of 12-15 reps with a 30-45 second rest. • Barbell side bend, 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest • Crunches, 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest. When doing cable crunches kneel below a TRX or a pulley, and grasp the rope attachment until your hands are level at your face. Slightly flex your hips and let the weight hyperextend your lower back for the starting position of the exercise. Keep your hips motionless and flex your waist...