kayak endurance training

Kayak Endurance Training

Kayak endurance training typically involves increasing cardiovascular fitness through activities such as long distance paddling, interval training, and strength training for the upper body and core muscles.

  1. On-water training: It’s important to spend time on the water practicing and building kayak endurance. Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your paddling sessions to build endurance.
  2. Interval training: Alternate high-intensity paddling with rest periods to improve your endurance. This will also help to improve your speed.
  3. Strength training: Focus on upper body and core strength through activities like weightlifting, rowing, or yoga. Keep in mind that your kayaking power comes from your core, not your arms. (I’ve got an online strength training program ready to go!)
  4. Balance and flexibility: Good balance and flexibility are important for maintaining control in the kayak. Incorporate balance exercises, such as single-leg squats, and stretching into your training routine.
  5. Cross-training: Engage in other forms of cardiovascular exercise such as running, cycling or swimming to increase endurance. Not all of your training needs to be done in a kayak.
  6. Hydration and nutrition: Proper hydration and nutrition are important to maintain energy levels during training and competition.

Remember to warm up and cool down before and after each training session, and to listen to your body and avoid overtraining. It’s also important to consult with a medical professional before starting a new training program, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

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