If you live near a lake, river or oceanfront, you’ve undoubtedly seen increasing numbers of people on stand-up paddleboards (SUP). This popular activity is super fun and provides a great workout. You can make the experience even more rewarding, however, by using your off-the-board workout time to strengthen those SUP-specific muscles.
“Intelligent fitness training will directly enhance the muscular endurance required in paddle boarding, explains Cris Dobrosielski, head strength and conditioning coach for The San Diego Canoe, Kayak & Paddle Sports Club. “It will also decrease the likelihood of overuse injuries and make the entire experience easier, from carrying your board to getting back up when you fall in.”