Exercises to prep you for Stand up paddle board workout

s with any kind of physical exercise, start with stretches. Anything to lengthen your muscles, open up your chest and get your blood flowing is a good thing. If you’re stuck for ideas, look to sup yoga for inspiration. Some simple poses and sun salutations will prepare your body for a day on the water on a paddle board.

Before you start paddle boarding, you need to prepare your whole body. Don’t just stretch your legs and forget about your upper body: try pushups, squats and twists to work all your muscles and even joints like your shoulders.

Aim for a medium intensity prep workout which lasts around five minutes. This will get your heart pumping without burning out before you even begin doing your sup activity.

The benefits of preparing a few days ahead of your first paddleboard SUP attempt

Getting your body used to some of the movements and strains that it might encounter while paddle board will help to reduce the shock once you’re actually out on the water.

By stretching or exercising for a few days before you start paddle boarding on your sup, you’ll increase your bloodflow to your muscles. Provided that you don’t overdo it, this will encourage your muscles to loosen up, making them comfortable, flexible and receptive to training.

In addition, the connection between your brain and your muscles recovers very easily. If you don’t prepare physically in the days before you try Stand UP paddle board, these receptors won’t fire as quickly as they could. However, by getting in some quick and simple exercise before your first paddle board SUP attempt, you’ll warm up these connections, resulting in an efficient, co-ordinated workout.

It’s best to aim for a combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise to prepare both your muscles and your cardiovascular system. These exercises should be equal and balanced, preparing your body in its entirety.
In addition to choosing exercises to prepare your heart and muscles, you can start to strengthen your balance by standing on one leg, squatting and flexing those ankles. The exercise in the video below is for advanced paddle boarders but gives a great example of a targeted board SUP prep workout.

For your first inflatable SUP attempt, training for a day or two beforehand should be sufficient.
However, if you’re training for a paddle board racing competition, you should start implementing a training program a few months in advance.

How To Store An Inflatable paddle board For Winter

Whether hot or cold, wet or dry, the weather always affects stand up paddle boards. The elements can cause perishing, weakening and other damage, so regardless of your area or the time of year, inflatable sup should be kept carefully.

Storage for inflatable stand up paddle boards should be the same during winter as it is in summer: keep them cool, dry and out of the elements.

It is possible to store stand up paddle boards fully inflated, but if you can’t see yourself using it much during winter months then it’s best to deflate it while not in use. If you’d rather not deflate it completely for whatever reason, partially deflate it to below 15 PSI – just remember to top it up again the next time you want to get out on the water.

How Does an Inflatable paddle Board Work ?

How Does an Inflatable paddle Board Work ?

How Does an Inflatable paddle Board Work ?

A Stand up paddle board is essentially just a board which can be used on the water for so many differents activities such as paddle boarding, paddle surfing, touring paddle board, paddle board yoga or fishing paddle board.
Traditional hard boards are made of lightweight fiberglass.or wooden paddle boards. An inflatable paddle board is very similar to a hard sup board, except that they can be deflated when not in use, making them easy to store and transport.

An inflatable sup needs a pump in order to be inflated to be as stiff as possible. Our inflatable paddle board come supplied with a air hand pump, which are more physically demanding than electric pumps but give more freedom. However, they’re the safer option as electric pump can put too much pressure on the seams, potentially leading to ruptures.

As well as being stiff from being inflated to the correct thickness, inflatable stand up paddle board have another feature to make them stable. Rails are inserted down the sides of the boards to prevent flex and buckling, particularly with heavy riders.

While a hard paddleboard is carefully shaped to catch the waves as easily as possible, the inflatable nature of a stand up paddle board means that the thickness is the same the whole way down the board.
However, inflatable sup is shorter than hard paddle board, and they usually have wide noses and narrow backs, which makes up for their uniform thickness. This is just one way that an inflatable sup manage to catch and ride waves in such a similar way to surf boards.

 

Why buy an inflatable paddle board over a traditional hard paddleboard ?

Why buy an inflatable paddle board over a traditional hard paddleboard ?

Why buy an inflatable paddle board over a traditional hard paddleboard ?

Stand up paddle boarding is no longer limited to coastal regions or places you can park right by the beach. Now you can enjoy your stand up paddle board anywhere with water, whether it is an ocean, river, lake, retention pond, or above ground pool. 

 

Inflatable Paddle Board Offer Greater Portability

The ability to quickly deflate an inflatable paddle board into a backpack gives you nearly unlimited storage and portability options. Whether you live in an urban setting with limited storage or need to travel to an exotic location via airplane , an Inflatable Paddle Board can easily be transported. Wherever your travels may take you, your inflatable sup will draw attention as people will be shocked to watch your backpack, in the matter of minutes, inflate into a durable and rigid Stand up paddle board.

 

Inflatable Paddle Board Are More Durable

The NEW Generation of inflatable paddle board have been found to be more durable than a fiberglass SUP.
And that’s because stand up paddle board made of fiberglass are prone to cracking and denting. Indeed, think about how often the sup paddle board might be knocked against a concrete dock or possibly hit a rock on the bottom of the river bed, etc…
Furthermore different research show a recurring complaint about the damage that took place during the shipping process. Despite paying expensive freight shipping rates, paddle board arrive damaged and/or cracked and have to be returned. You won’t have this kind of trouble with an inflatable paddle board (at least not with our inflatable sup). Our Inflatable stand up paddle board are amazingly resilient and the PVC material used can withstand normal wear and tear without the threat of ruining the sup board. You won’t need to be nearly as cautious when loading and unloading our inflatable paddle board from the water!

 

Inflatable Paddle Boards Can Offer More Stability

An Inflatable paddle board is nothing like other inflatable watercraft or floats. The drop stitch design allows it to be inflated to between 10 to 12 PSI which is incredibly rigid. Inflatable stand up paddle board are also several inches thick which provides stability you will be amazed with. The final product is a very firm inflatable sup board that is also easily to navigate in the water.

 

Advanced Paddle Board Technology

NEW GENERATION of inflatable paddle board can uses the latest grade PVC with drop stitch technology to engineer a durable and stable inflatable stand up paddle board. The durable PVC and drop stitch construction enables the inflatable sup to be less susceptible, than fiberglass stand up paddle board, to damage from docks, rocks, sticks, river beds, concrete etc.

 

So the winner is Inflatable paddle board!

 

The Different Types of Paddle Boards

The Different Types of Paddle Boards

The Different Types of Paddle Boards

Choosing your first paddle board can be a difficult and frustrating process. That’s why we are going to give you the most honest and unbiased information on how to buy your paddle board.  

 

How To Choose a Paddle Board

The MOST important question to ask before buying a paddleboard is – what type of water will you be using your Stand up paddle board in most ?
Said another way, what will be your home water field ?
For instance, if you live in New York State and plan on paddle boarding in Lake Georges mostly on the calm water but also want to do some paddle boarding Miami then you should choose a sup board that will perform best on your mostly flat inland home water.
One of the beauties of paddle boarding is that you don’t need waves or surf to learn, but you can always progress into the more difficult disciplines of the sport once you learn the basics.

Based on your answer to the question above you can efficiently narrow down the paddle board universe by type of board (shape), board size, and materials that best suit the waters you will be paddle boarding most.

 

What Style Paddle Board Should I Buy ?

Choosing the proper paddle board style primarily depends on your “home water” and what SUP discipline you plan to use most. If you are new to paddle boarding, or have some SUP experience and are looking for the most versatile paddle board that can truly go anywhere, you will likely want to focus on All Around Stand Up Paddle Boards, Touring SUPs, or Cruising PaddleBoards.
Although 3 different names are used to describe these paddle boards, one of the biggest differences between these sup boards is typically the shape of the front of the board (curve versus pointed front). All 3 of these SUP paddle board options are versatile but performance differences are created by different sizes, shapes, and designs.

All around Paddle Board

An all around Paddle Board is generally viewed as the most versatile of all SUP board. All around sups are typically around 9 to 11 feet long and 30 to 34” wide with round noses and a tri-fin setup. All around stand up paddle board are generally viewed as most practical for flat water touring and adventure needs but can also be used in small waves.

Hard Paddle Board versus Inflatable Paddle Board

Hard paddle board are typically made in fiberglass or carbon components are typically best suited for paddle boarders that will mostly be paddle surfing, paddle board racing, or long distance paddle adventure tours.
Inflatable paddle board can also be used for paddle surfing or racing, but they are typically thicker which means youride higher on the water. It also means that with an inflatable sup speed and surf will a little bit more difficult than with a hard paddle board. 

Touring and Cruising Paddle Board

Generally Touring Stand up paddle board are a little longer than All Around paddleboard. And Touring Paddle Board are typically constructed with a pointed nose which creates a displacement hull that cuts through water. 

Round Nose vs Pointed Nose Paddle Board

One very common question from new paddle boarders is what is the difference between round nose and pointed nose Stand up paddleboard ?
Round nose paddle board are the most popular shape on the market and round sup paddle board shapes are great for flat water touring and all around paddle board excursions.
Round nose paddleboard are also what you will typically see used in sup surfing boards. Touring, Cruising, and Hybrid paddle boards typically have pointed noses and one of the main advantages of a pointed nose is the front nose shape is similar to a boat and creates a displacement hull and is intended to “cut through” the water versus a round nose board that will “plow through” (all relative off course).

 

9 Stand UP Paddle Board Disciplines :
– Cruising, Exploring, Touring stand up paddle board
– Inflatable paddle board
– paddle board Yoga and Fitness
– paddle surfing
– Fishing paddle board
– sup Racing
– Whitewater and Fast Rivers sup boarding
– Down winding sup board
– Wake sup Surfing boards

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