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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – press up on kness

Pic: Andy Stallman For the next in the series of Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, a regression from last months exercise: The Press-Up. The Press-up on Knees, or Half Press-Up. As the Full Press-Up shown last month is a tough exercise for anyone new into fitness and exercise, this regression is the movement performed on the knees, which makes this movement […]

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Debunking some of windfoiling’s myths

Words: Windsurfing UK Pics: Windsurfing UK, James Jagger With windfoiling still garnering much attention, and more sailors taking it up, there are a few myths permeating that aren’t strictly correct. Read on to find out what these are. You need some wind! It’s easy to hit up social media channels, websites and media outlets when researching windfoiling and be confronted […]

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Whip it! Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon pro windsurfer profile

Words: Colin Dixon Pics: Adrian Irvine, Dasher Films, Mira Strashilova, Windsurf Tenerife Known to many as a globe trotting pro windsurfing coach Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon’s windsurf teaching career stems way back. With stints in Vass, a helping hand to PWA voice Ben Proffitt in the commentary box, owner of Windsurfcoaching.com and part of new Tenerife travel company Black Sands Travel LTD […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – press up

Authored by Keith Atkinson Pic: Andy Stallman For the next in the series of exercises, the press up. There are many, many variations of the press up, and we slow this exercise down into a step-by-step guide to perform this awesome movement. It’s a slight upgrade in difficulty from the first in the series (the cable chest press). Some may […]

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Chatting with Chubbs – talking Flying Fish windsurfing instructor training with Adam Chubbock

Pics: PROtography There’s a lot of talk at the moment about working in windsurfing and the watersports industry at large (see our interview with Neilson’s Head of People Iain Stevenson-Wood for another angle). Continuing this theme, with the aim of bringing more info about working in the industry to the fore, Windsurfing UK’s editor Tez caught up Flying Fish’s Overseas […]

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Is windsurfing equipment too expensive? – Bouke Becker speaks about the cost of windsurf kit

Words: Bouke Becker Pics: Witchcraft Windsurfing There’s much criticism about the cost of new windsurfing equipment – in fact, it’s serious bone of contention for many riders. Long time industry insider and business owner Bouke Becker speaks about one of the most controversial aspects of windsurfing. Talk to us about the cost of windsurfing equipment and why prices are such […]

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‘Gis a job’, with Neilson Holidays’ Head of People Iain Stevenson-Wood

Pics: Fi Plavenieks, Neilson Holidays, Sian Fisher, Madie Day, Tracy Lower If you’re looking for a job in watersports, possibly as a windsurfing instructor, then one of the biggest UK employers for this kind of role is Neilson Holidays. Each year the company helps put a raft of new recruits through the RYA training scheme in readiness for a season […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – single arm pulldown

– Authored by Keith Atkinson British Windsurfing Champion and experienced Personal Fitness Trainer Keith Atkinson shows us how to perform a range of gym exercises safely and effectively.  In part three of the fitness series, ‘The Single Arm Pulldown’ is featured. A variation of the previous back exercise, another great one for the Lats (Latissimus Dorsi), however a focus on […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – lat pulldown

Header pic: Andy Stallman – Authored by Keith Atkinson The second instalment of our windsurfing fitness video series, with Keith Atkinson and Fitsix active clothing, features the lat pulldown. Don’t forget to check out the first part which you can find here – www.windsurfingukmag.co.uk/keith-atkinson-windsurfing-fitness-with-fitsix-active-clothing-the-standing-chest-press/   Windsurfing Champion and Personal Fitness Trainer, Keith Atkinson, shows us the second exercise in the fitness series, […]

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Cobra International’s Bruce Wylie on the new Windsurfer LT concept

Pics: Cobra International, John Henderson For many the original Windsurfer holds huge favour as it was the do it all family board that got everyone out sailing at weekends, whatever the weather and/or location. With the recent announcement from Cobra International that they have brought the Windsurfer LT back, albeit in modern guise,  Windsurfing UK caught up with project leader […]