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...Read more
Figure 1: "What the Hell Was THAT!!!" Image provided: http://www.fullvelocityfitness.com/A Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like circuit training? Is it like CrossFit? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot of time for people. It offers the maximum benefit within the least amount of...
Featured image supplied by Komodo Paddle Club Dragon boating is a sport and as such you may have noticed that 24 to 48 hours after a training session or Regatta, you feel sore. This soreness is known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS. Special Note: One way to make sure what you're suffering from is DOMS and not an injury, see if the pain...Read more
So You Want Big Muscles? Well here’s a bit of news for you…your muscle growth begins when your workout stops. Push your reps to failure all you want, but your muscle mass and strength actually increases with productive recovery time. Does this mean strengthen your relationship with your couch? No. If you need to do THAT too often then please keep reading. (unless you want to tell me the Bachelor...Read more