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Kayak and Surfski resistance training that will make you paddle faster

Kayak and Surfski resistance training that will make you paddle faster 0

Runners have hills, cyclists have hills as well as gears to add resistance to their training. Paddlers we have resistance too. Resistance training is highly beneficial to paddlers as it increases drag on the kayak or surfski which requires more work on your paddling muscles to move your kayak forward. Whether you paddle surfski, sprint or marathon kayaks there are benefits to adding resistance training to your paddling. In the gym weight training is great for paddlers to increase their strength but it doesn’t have the same specificity of working the paddle stroke muscles with additional resistance while balancing the kayak. To increase your maximum power for faster starts or to catch another runner in the ocean you and your coach will be able to put resistance to good use in your kayak training.

9  amateur races you should paddle after the lockdown ends

9 amateur races you should paddle after the lockdown ends 8

While some parts of the world are in lock-down, others going into it, and some starting to come out of quarantine it’s hard to keep focus on our paddling goals. We will admit, it is hard to set goals when so many club races, National and World Championships, and even the Olympic events are being deferred or canceled until 2021. So, we think it is a perfect time to set new goals and plan new paddling adventures to keep us focussed and fit.

Four of the best indoor kayaking sessions for ergometer training

Four of the best indoor kayaking sessions for ergometer training 0

With many of us in lockdown, the kayak ergometers are coming out to keep fit, sane and build form for future races. Kayak ergometers always have good weather, no wind and are easily accessed if you have them in the home. Sessions on an ergo provide paddlers with a quick and effective way to implement specificity into their training. The non-existent glide of your kayak across the water means that to keep the computer ticking over, you have to keep pulling and working hard to get the same results. To enjoy a kayak ergometer, you have to enjoy hard work.
10 minute steering tune up for kayaks

10 minute steering tune up for kayaks 3

If you haven't looked at your kayaks rudder cables in a long time, or if you have time to burn and want to have precision steering in your kayak this blog will help you to thread the eye of a needle in your kayak.