Get Fit With Stand Up Paddleboarding
Stand up paddleboarding is one of the most popular sports in the world right now.
Not only are paddleboards popping up everywhere from luxury resorts to local lakes, a ton of people are using paddleboarding as a way to get an amazing full body work out.
Builds Core Muscles
Paddleboarding targets the muscle groups in the mid section of the body, the stomach and back. Since a board floats on the water, that added need for balance is really effective in building the stomach and back muscles.
As compared to traditional methods of working out like crunches, which involves training muscles in isolation, paddleboarding trains groups of muscles at once.
Total Body Workout
Stabilizing the paddleboard provides a full body work out because, as we’ve already seen, your core muscles are already at work keeping balance. While balancing, it is the abdominal and core muscles that are helping your body stay balanced on the board.
This kind of balance enhances the back, legs, arms, feet and even toes during the process of paddling, since all of those muscles are working together.
Paddleboarding is very effective for the whole body since it touches on the core muscles including the lower back, the arms and the upper thighs.
Just the act of paddling requires full movement the body including the core, arms and legs, ensuring that very few muscles are missed while on the paddleboard.
Unlike with jogging or a lot of other cardiovascular sports, paddleboarding doesn’t have a negative impact on your joints.
It is one of the very best low impact sports that still really gives the feeling of a total body workout. With the feet facing forward and the back straight, your hips and joints are not going to be stressed while paddling.
Stand up paddleboarding also helps in keeping the body joints in a neutral position. It does not expose you to ligament and tendon injuries because you are not making any heavy movements.
Improves Muscle Tone
Paddleboarding also enhances fat burning and muscle toning. When exercising on the board, the body muscles undergo rhythmic contraction which will enhance muscles strength and flexibility.
People who paddleboard on a regular basis tend to lose weight and can be able to maintain their body balance effectively without necessarily watching on their diet.
It’s easy to see why paddleboarding is becoming so popular as a fitness option. It allows for a low impact total body workout that improves core muscles and overall muscle tone.
What do you think, has stand up paddleboarding helped you get more fit?