Stand Up Paddle Boarding Workout

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Workout

It’s no secret that you can get a great workout by cruising on a SUP board. Here we outline some of the benefits of a SUP Paddle Board exercise regimen.

Cardio and Strength Together

When you find your groove and get a consistent stroke going, it won’t be long before you start to feel a burn in your legs, abs and arms. Almost anywhere you have muscles, you’ll be feeling the workout after a SUP session. The burning sensation in your muscles is caused by lactic acid buildup. Your body produces lactic acid when your muscles become starved for oxygen. This happens because you are using your body’s oxygen supply faster than you can restore it by breathing. Your heartbeat increases and breathing gets quicker as your muscles cry out for more O2. When it comes to working out, these are all good signs that you’re getting a meaningful cardiovascular workout. The burning in your muscles means that your breaking down the muscle fibers, daring them to grow back stronger. This is the key process to building strength. You’ll experience it all during a Stand Up Paddle Boarding session, so what are you waiting for?

Stabilizer Muscles

Your body is made up of a wide variety of muscle types and sizes. In your first week of Stand Up Paddle boarding, you’re sure to discover quite a few muscles you never know you had! Chances are, these new areas of soreness will be your stabilizer muscles. You can expect to feel these in your calves, quads, hips and core. These little muscles play a vital role in keeping us injury free, in top shape and performing at a high level. Upon beginning regular regimen of SUP Paddle Board workouts, you’ll soon feel lighter, stronger and faster. You’ll notice an increase in lean muscle and a decrease in fat. Best of all, you’ll be having a lot of fun while it’s happening.

Great Environment

Not everyone loves hanging out at the gym. But who doesn’t like being in the ocean or on a lake enjoying fresh air and sunshine? Stand Up Paddle boarding gives you the chance to get outside, enjoy your natural environment and put a little zen in your life. Plus, it’s a great activity to do with friends, significant others and kids.
Isle Surf & SUP has all the equipment you need to start getting a killer workout in Mother Nature’s playground. Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers the perfect blend of exercise, diversion and relaxation.

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Marc Miller fro Isle Surf and SUP

About the Author -is the founding partner of Isle Surf & SUP an online retailer of paddle boards & surfboards. He has been involved in board manufacturing, product development and website management for Isle since its inception in 2004. He also writes the Isle Surf & SUP Blog. An avid surfer and paddler for the past 2 decades when hes not in the office he can be found on foreign shores searching for waves and fun.