Exercises

Werner Paddles Ambassador

I am proud to announce that I have been named a Werner Paddles Ambassador. I am honored to be affiliated with a company like Werner, one who is committed to delivering a great product with fantastic support. I have been a proud Werner user for several years and always enjoy the opportunity to share the …

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It’s you or your gear

Paddlers are gearheads. No question about it. We all love adding a new piece of equipment to our arsenal or a new boat to the fleet. Each fancy geegaw brings the promise of new adventures and sometimes new capabilities. Some things are truly technological advances that will help us get to places we might not …

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Don’t miss Canoecopia March 11-13

I’ll be speaking at this year’s Canoecopia event. Join my fun hands-on session where you’ll learn and practice functional exercises to help you paddle longer, faster, and stronger. Learn simple exercises requiring little or no equipment and targeting crucial muscles to be a better paddler, build endurance,and prevent injury. You’ll improve your outdoor experience and become …

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Balance for paddlers

Paddling is always unstable (some say the same about many paddlers). Just getting in the boat can be a balancing act of it’s own. Once you’re in the boat you’re always mindful of your positioning to keep the hairy side up. I am not a big proponent of combining a lot of weight with balance …

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What is torso rotation?

Torso rotation is critical to paddling success.  As instructors, we talk about it all the time. But what does it really mean, what causes it to happen, and most importantly how do you train for it? Let’s start by defining where torso rotation comes from.  When most people hear “the core” in relation to their bodies, they …

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