The Ultimate Paddling Exercise

The Ultimate Paddling Exercise

You can look at almost any body of water during the Summer and there they are, people standing and floating on the water. Wait, they are standing and paddling on a board! That’s right, paddle boarding, and now our addiction to fishing is starting to take a hold. Heck, many of you probably already fish from one! Let’s get you to your secret hot spot quicker and easier, all with this one workout move. Well, let’s not waste anytime, here is the ultimate move to gain a stronger paddleboard stroke.


The Floor Figure Eight

Sit on the floor with legs in front of you with a slight bend in your knees. Keep your back straight, tighten your abdomen, and lean back. Having your back at a 45 degree angle would be fantastic but get as close to that as possible. Clasp your hands and make a sideways figure eight. The top of your figure eight should be at least to the top of your head. When making the lower part of your figure eight twist at your body in the direction of your hands. (Similar to a strong kayak stroke). Do this for 30 seconds. Once you’ve mastered it here are some ways to challenge yourself and get even more from this great move! First, lower your back closer to the ground. Second, do this move longer, 45 seconds, 60 seconds, more!!! Third, hold onto a weight. Start with a little weight and work your way up.


Build up your core strength and you’ll be in our spot faster than ever before!


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