Cross training is all the rage and stand up paddle boarding is what keeps our bodies and minds fit and healthy when the winds are light.
It feels like you’re just standing there, but stand up paddle boarding is quite the workout. Legs and core engaged in balancing, ie. not falling off, and your back and shoulders are engaged in the paddle strokes and bracing.
In an article written by Green Water Sports, they cover which muscles are used while paddle boarding and how it works the whole body without impact.
Several key benefits of SUP:
- Full body workout from head to toe
- Balance, strength, endurance, co-ordination, flexibility, and core stability
- Cardiovascular workout
- Low impact
- Above all, it’s a fun workout!
“It feels like you’re standing on an exercise ball, swimming and cycling at the same time!”
So, when the winds are back and you can kitesurf or windsurf, paddle boarding has been keeping you fit and healthy, and above all sane!
When you’re ready to hit the water to keep your fitness and sanity between windy sessions, we suggest the Red Paddle Co inflatable stand up paddle boards. We have had one for almost 5 years and loved every minute of it! The make all sorts of all round, touring and race boards and are known as the industry leaders in inflatable stand up paddle boards.