Do your feet fall asleep in your kayak?

Posted by on August 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

I’ve had many people tell me that their feet fall asleep when they’re kayaking.  For many people, the cause of this isn’t actually at the feet, but it’s a result of tight hamstrings and glutes. If the hamstrings and glutes are overly stressed or inflamed, additional pressure is placed on the nerves causing pins and […]


Core Stability Exercises for Paddlers

Posted by on May 28, 2012 at 5:18 am

Strengthen your core and you’ll strengthen your paddling abilities.  Many people, when thinking of how they can improve their ability as a paddler through exercise automatically turn to the arms and shoulders.  While yes, strong and stable arms and shoulders are critical, the real work should come from your core.  Most people narrowly define the […]


How to begin an exercise program

Posted by on May 6, 2012 at 7:09 am

Getting started with an exercise program can be difficult and confusing. Where do I start? What should I do? Will I make a fool of myself? Where do I begin? Believe me, these are all questions that have run through the head of nearly every person who starts an exercise program. You’re not alone. When […]


A better way to warm up before exercise

Posted by on April 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

High school gym class taught you that warming up meant a few static stretches before a rousing game of dodgeball or a rope climbing session. If you’re still using that warm up before your workout, or like most people you have no warm up, today’s column will give you a few ideas to make you […]


How strong is your spring?

Posted by on March 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

Developing a strong core is very important to being a good paddler.  I am a big proponent of core training. Many people narrowly define the core to mean the abs, but your core if basically your entire midsection with exception of your extremities. Developing a strong and solid core makes a huge difference with your […]