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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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6 Mistakes Every Dragon Boater Makes

Whether you’ve just started in the world of paddling, we can guarantee that you are making paddling mistakes without even realising it. These mistakes are all easily made, but each one can seriously damage your performance. Here’s what to look out for, and how to avoid them. You’re too tense A relaxed paddler is an efficient paddler. Tensing up while you race leads to poor form, which...
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7 Lies Dragon Boaters Believe

When it comes to myths and lies surrounding a sport, nothing can come close to dragon boating. With so many self-professed experts and enthusiastic amateurs out there, some of the most widely accepted facts, tips and techniques are downright lies. Wise up and make sure you don’t fall for these seven lies that most dragon boaters believe. An expensive paddle will make me a better paddler Year...
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SWEAT, REST, REPEAT

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...
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