OK, so you don’t even have to be an athlete, but if you want to add some longevity, efficiency, and some enjoyment to your paddling this collection of exercises has been killer for us and our students. If you have worked with us before you have heard us hammer on pelvic rotation driving your legs into the boats outfitting, many of these exercises focus on those muscle groups for strength then flexibility. You have to be strong as well as flexible, otherwise, you may not be making the correct muscle recruitment and you may be compensating with other muscles instead.
- Glute Activation
- Oblique & Rotational Stretching- I like the ‘bar stretches’ suggested in the first article. You can easily use your paddle instead of a bar/broom for these stretches.
- Lower Back Stretching & Rotational Exercises
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