Boogerbod PRO

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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Boogerbod was started in 2011 by Ben Mackinnon, a high level New Zealand born bodyboarder who trained in personal training and massage therapy with a taste for overcoming the impossible.

Ben suffered from rheumatic fever scarlet fever, chronic ear infections, autoimmune disorders, Heart conditions and osteo-arthritis in his spine to become one of New Zealand’s premier Bodyboarders. After competing to a high level from 1995-2000 he ‘burned out’ on the sport due to lack of direction and loss of belief in himself after a run of competitive setbacks. After 6 years looking for other dreams of Olympics in cycling and running and being struck down recurrent glandular fever in 2006 forcing him out of low level international competitive cycling he returned to Bodyboarding in 2007 purely for the love of his board.

Ever since that moment Ben has lived for his board, because you only get one chance at this life so you may as well fulfil your potential, Boogerbod was created out of his need to keep a very temperamental body battered by illness and injuries from many sports pushed to the limit, capable of doing what he dreamed from it. He saw a massive hole in the Surf markets. There was just no real ‘specific training’ for Board riders. There was yoga, gym, stretching, running but nothing that gave riders the best ‘bang for their buck’ in one workout. This is Boogerbod, to the point, guaranteed results and rewarding in that every improvement on land translates into the water.

The philosophy of BoogerBod is ‘specificity’. A training concept where a muscle must work they way you intend to use it in order to see improvement directly into your sport. Working form the core out through balance, strength and power, it is the most comprehensive overall regime out there for all Ocean Board riders.

So drop all the excess baggage training and get on board with BoogerBod. Your riding will never be the same….....

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