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Carissa Moore in Workout Gear Does Dance Warm Up

“Pre Teahupo’o warm up 🕺🏼 @hurley @ahiotomoua,” she captioned the Instagram video.

Carissa Moore is warming up with a dance – in her workout clothes. In a new social media post the surfer shows off her incredible body and dance moves. "Pre Teahupo'o warm up 🕺🏼 @hurley @ahiotomoua," she captioned the Instagram video. What is her approach to diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Healthy Food

Carissa fuels up with healthy food. "I like the way that healthy food makes me feel. But I do like a nice muffin or some chocolate. It's about moderation. My nutritionist has helped me find things that are light and also taste good. Growing up in Hawaii, food is such a beautiful social thing. It's a big part of our culture to enjoy what you're eating. It's also a big part of traveling and experiencing a new place. On comp days, bananas, trail mix and GoMacro MacroBars—the banana and almond butter flavor is my favorite—are my go-to meals," she dishes about her diet.



Carissa prioritizes rest. "There's a huge difference to how I approach the day when I have a good night's sleep compared to if I don't sleep well. Tools like the Oura Ring have helped me check my sleep and recovery, so that I'm able to perform at my best. With good sleep, I feel more in tune with my body. I'm way more able to focus on the task at hand. I find that when my sleep is off, the anxiety comes in a lot more. I feel distracted and everything feels more overwhelming. So, sleep is ridiculously important," she told Vogue. "And I'm a big believer in naps. Definitely a few times on finals day, if you came in the locker room, you'd find me lying down in the corner, just getting in my z's." What are the health benefits of sleep? According to the Sleep Foundation, getting enough z's is a mood booster, promotes heart health, regulates blood sugar, improves mental function, restores your immune system, helps relieve stress, and aids in weight loss. 


Morning Warm Ups

Carissa warms up every morning. "It's important to find the best waves to train in. My schedule always flows from trying to find good surf. If the waves aren't good, I'll probably go for an hour, but if it's good, I'll surf more like three to four hours. I usually spend 40 minutes every morning warming up, especially when I'm on the road, doing moves that activate me and make me feel good. I use a band to activate my glutes, and I do dead bugs for my core. I also do a couple sun salutations to get the blood flowing," she tells Red Bull.


Circuit Training

"I work out with my trainer three times each week, and we do a lot of circuit training. I don't actually use too many weights; it's mostly body weight. I train to make sure I can get in the water and do what I love every day. I love burpees, skaters and mountain climbers. I do intervals, like 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off. My regimen is always changing, because I get bored if it's the same workout," Carissa explains to Red Pull. 


Pilates and Running

But that's not all Carissa does. "Each week I go to Pilates once and I usually go for a run twice," she says. Why is pilates a good workout? According to the Mayo Clinic there are lots of benefits to the workout, as it "strengthens the body's inner core while increasing its flexibility resulting in improved overall health." It can also promote longer, leaner muscles, injury prevention, relief from stress and back pain, enhanced athletic performance, and heightened mind-body awareness.

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