Although we enjoy targeted cardio and core exercise while paddle boarding, we may also strengthen related muscles and enhance balance on dry land.
A simple, enjoyable routine that you are likely to repeat each day is best.
Employing the push up stand, the dual handle ab-roller and the balance board make up a 20-minute daily workout that is ideal for me.
PICK AND CHOOSE AND MODIFY FOR YOUR NEEDS
To enjoy paddle boarding, or any physically demanding activity, muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance are only part of the picture. Body Flexibility affords better performance and greatly reduces muscle fatigue and injury.
Yoga is a discipline with universal appeal that develops flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength and tranquility.
Below you will find simple yoga stretches that, if practiced regularly, will greatly reduce the risk of injury on the water.
Athletes often engage in two or more sports in order to improve in their abilities in the sport which is their profession. If you are not earning your livelihood from athletic competition the line may be blurred regarding which is your 'main' sport or physical activity.
Engaging in related and disparate physical activities enhances performance in each.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Paddle Skating develop muscle groups, balance abilities, and the awareness of surroundings in a similar way.
Surfing is mostly paddling which also strengthens upper body muscles and core strength. Hand paddling for surfing can be developed in a pool with a foam board.
Bike riding develops cardiovascular endurance that is essential for distance paddling or paddling against the wind (SUP) or uphill (Paddle Skating) and hand paddling (Surfing.)
Yoga and other stretching activities increase range of motion (and build muscle strength) which is necessary for these activities.
Change it up. Check the conditions and make the decision.
Skateboard ramp accident
Year - 2000
As we accumulate years of life - accidents and normal breakdown of the body is inevitable. Acceptance of the limitations that these life events may bring is, to a great extent, a choice.
Start with a goal of 100% recovery.
Mental attitude drives recovery and most of the things we are able to accomplish in life.
Earnestly pursuing this 100% goal (and perhaps falling short) will bring you as close as possible to your peak performance level.
Modern surgical techniques, including prosthetic devices, and the wonder of sophisticated physical therapy have extended our active lives to a point unimaginable a few generations ago.
Take advantage of this gift.
GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY IN THE CONCRETE OCEAN.