Category Archives: Injury

6 Ways to Get Rid of Muscle Soreness After a Hard Paddling Session or Regatta

Paddling fast and nailing long runs is a key part of the training process. However, one of the most often neglected aspects of training, especially since paddlers are almost always obsessed with pushing harder each day, is the recovery process. Not everyone will have the time necessary to perform this routine after every hard workout. Some might be able to fit it in after regattas, others might be able...
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How to Strengthen Your Shoulders and Look Great

The previous post in this series, “Why You Need To Strengthen Your Shoulders”, described the role of the rotor cuff and other muscles in the stabilisation of your shoulder. This post will outline some of the exercises you can do to strengthen these muscles so that you have a long paddling career with minimum injuries. Firstly, here is a reminder of the muscles we are aiming to work on. Read more

Why You Need To Strengthen Your Shoulders

Sore Shoulders? There are a myriad of reasons why your shoulder hurts--from poor paddle technique and posture, over-training, unilateral (one-sided) paddling, long paddles (longer paddles = more load forcing upon the shoulder), etc. However, working the back shoulder muscles and stabilizers that hold the scapula rotator cuff tearin the correct position will be the keys to avoiding problems like shoulder...
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