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Training for the big time

How are ASP surfers preparing for the 2012 world tour?

Updated: February 20, 2012, 1:48 PM ET
By Dr. Tim Brown

The following is a guest column, special to ESPN.com:

For many outsiders, the idea of professional surfers "training" to compete is a laughable concept. Why would these guys need to stay in shape if they're just riding a board and hanging out on the beach? Because surfing is one of the most physical activities you can participate in, that's why.

When you're up against the best in the world at any sport, the slightest competitive advantage can be the difference between ...

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