Cross Training – What are other ways to train for sup when not on the water?

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  • #55896
    evelynodoherty
    evelynodoherty
    Keymaster

    There has been explosion recently of tools and techniques for cross-training for stand up paddling whether in the gym, on the beach or yoga studio. What are some of the ways that YOU continue your paddling fitness routines when not out on the water?

  • #55934

    Butch Rahne
    Participant

    My cross training routine consist of trail runs, mountain Bike and long walks. Occasionally my road bike to keep cardio at a higher level.

  • #55961

    onelovebeach
    Participant

    I think I am the worst at training! I try to get on my bike as much as possible but my favorite is my indo board. Nothing gets my balance on track better than a half hour a day on it!

  • #55972
    alexasuess
    alexasuess
    Participant

    This year I’ve spent a lot more time OFF the water than previous years but I spent the entirety of my off season and shoulder seasons doing intense 4x weekly weight training and it’s worked wonders. I always thought cardio was the best way to cross train for paddling but its looking like that additional shoulder strength and overall muscle has manifested in much faster race/trial times and just a healthier body overall that’s less prone to injuries. Speaking of prone – I love prone paddling for standup cross training as well- really incinerates those muscles you don’t find yourself using too often while doing anything else.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 4 weeks ago by alexasuess alexasuess.
  • #56082

    Shugmgnola
    Participant

    YOGA !!! Vinyasa type yoga for overall muscle engagement. Yin type yoga to balance you out by stretching connective tissue and fascia. Vinyasa gives us the strength and yin allows us to stretch.

    • #57367
      Seychelle
      Seychelle
      Participant

      I Agree! I always include Yoga in my weekly routine, although I consider “recovery” or “active rest.” Vinyasa and Yin are my two favorite styles. 😉 XO

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Seychelle Seychelle.
  • #56478
    Rob@Vasa
    Rob@Vasa
    Participant

    I like to use my Vasa SUP Erg for paddling specific training as well as using it for some shoulder strength prehab exercises. When paddling with the SUP Erg, I prefer to stand on our balance platform to get more challenge to legs & core for greater stability. I also use some key floor exercises for core strength and stability, such as Plank, Plank Jacks, and supine bicycle legs. Dave Chun of Kialoa Paddles uses our SUP Erg too. Here is a recent interview with Dave to learn more:
    https://vasatrainer.com/blog/dave-chun-kialoa-standup-paddle-training-indoors/
    full disclosure: I am the owner of Vasa, Inc. and designed the Vasa SUP Erg, Vasa Trainer, and SwimErg, and I love all paddle sports, especially on beautiful Vermont Lakes and rivers!

  • #57362
    evelynodoherty
    evelynodoherty
    Keymaster

    I like to surf to cross train for Sup and I regularly use my Indo Board to add some balance training to my routine. I love TRX as a strength & conditioning device and have a regular yoga practice as well. There’s no magic ticket but I keep my workouts diversified to keep myself interested. Because, if I’m not into it, I don’t show up for it.

  • #57369
    Seychelle
    Seychelle
    Participant

    Staying on the water and cross training, I love to paddle outrigger and sup surf/ long board. Getting off the water, which is equally important, I love running and weight training.
    When I am in race season, I am 6x on the water (4 SUP and 2 cross) and 4x on land. Now, I am transitioning in to “off season” and I am 4x on land and 4x on the water, but it is almost all cross training. It is really important to give your body a break from its usual routine and “shake things up” a bit in your training cycles to stay fresh!

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Seychelle Seychelle.

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