Fit to Paddle : The Paddler's Guide to Strength and Conditioning

 
9780071419529: Fit to Paddle : The Paddler's Guide to Strength and Conditioning

The only book of its kind, Fit to Paddle is a complete fitness and conditioning guide for paddling enthusiasts. Extremely well-illustrated with 60 high-quality photographs, it clearly describes, step-by-step, workouts that kayakers and canoeists can perform in the home, gym, or on the water.

An indispensable resource for competitive paddlers, it offers surefire techniques for quickly building flexibility, endurance, strength and stability, while offering helpful hints on nutrition and overall outdoor fitness.

  • The only sport-specific conditioning guide for the millions of paddling enthusiasts worldwide
  • Features a preface by world open canoe champ Eli Helbertand a foreword by champion surf kayaker Dave Johnston

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Improve your paddling strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina

The physical demands of paddling are different from those of any other sport. Fit to Paddle provides veterans and novices alike with a comprehensive, sport-specific conditioning program designed to keep you in top paddling form--regardless of gender, age, or fitness level.

Even if you can’t get out on the water as often as you’d like, this indispensable resource for both weekend warriors and serious competitive paddlers offers surefire techniques for maximizing flexibility, building muscular strength and stability, and increasing endurance. Fit to Paddle features easy-to-follow, step-by-step workouts that canoeists and kayakers can perform at home, in the gym, or on the water. Get yourself Fit to Paddle with:

  • Flexibility training
  • Endurance training
  • Strength training
  • Medicine ball and stability ball training
  • Detailed sample workout programs

About the Author:

Rocky Snyder is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. He has been a professional fitness trainer for over ten years and an avid kayaker, canoeist, rafter, and surfer for over twenty years. He is also the author of Fit to Surf: The Surfer's Guide to Strength and Conditioning.

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