Stand up paddle boarding is becoming more popular each year. Hawaiians have been using it for years as a means to keep fit when the waves are not adequate for surfing.
SUP can provide you with a very good overall workout. You will make use of balance and strength in order to remain upright and propel yourself in the water.
Paddle boarding will provide you with a great core workout as well. Almost every muscle in the body is used at some point.
A large part of SUP is balance. Your leg muscles will be hard at work attempting to maintain your balance.
In addition, paddling utilizes the arms, back and shoulders to propel the paddleboard in the water. The core back and abdominal muscles are constantly at work to maintain your balance.
An additional benefit that SUP provides is that it is a very low impact exercise. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will do damage to the tendons and ligaments of your joints.
SUP Fitness Benefits
One of the clear benefits of SUP is the very fast and obvious improvement of the fitness level of its practitioners.
It is a very good sport to engage in if you are cross-training since it uses almost all the muscles in the body. SUP is a form of simultaneous aerobic and strength training.
There are numerous health benefits to SUP and the best part is, it will not cause any damage to your body while you enjoy them.
The cardiovascular benefits are truly amazing. You will be able to substantially improve your level of cardio fitness.
In addition, you are going to consume a lot of calories. This will likely translate into a loss of weight.
Most of us are aware of all of the adverse conditions that are associated with being overweight.
You will reduce your chances of getting type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke and joint problems by reducing your weight, SUP can help you accomplish this.
There is one more great benefit to be aware of… it is very relaxing and a great way to relieve stress. Stress, has countless adverse health consequences and negative effects on the body.
A lot of children (and adults) don't like the idea of capsizing whilst being 'inside' a boat. I truely believe that offering this discipline will greatly help with the childrens water confidence through both structured and fun sessions.