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SUP training tips, programs and information for SUP racers around the world.

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INTERVAL SUP TRAINING AUDIO WORKOUT

  In an effort to continue to improve the experience of stand up paddle athletes I have created an interval SUP training audio workout. This was as much about serving you guys as it is about scratching my own itch. I love to get a good workout in on the water and I love listening […]

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SUP RACING FATIGUE: PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING

  What if exhaustion in a SUP race was not our physical inability to continue or push, but simply us giving up? SUP racing improvement may have little to do with physical abilities and everything to do with our perception of effort. There is strong evidence suggesting it is perception of effort, and not muscle […]

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WHAT SUP RACERS CAN LEARN FROM ULTIMATE FIGHTING

Last weekend I watched the UFC 196 mixed martial arts (MMA) Championship and couldn’t stop thinking about the similarities between SUP racing and MMA. A choke-hold will not help in your next SUP race, nor am I proposing a literal ‘Battle of the Paddle’ (although it would be very entertaining!). However, there are a few important […]

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USE DUCT TAPE TO IMPROVE YOUR SUP TECHNIQUE

  Duct tape is a valuable asset to the unskilled paddleboard repairman or repair-woman. It can be used to patch holes in a board, repair a board bag or fix a leaking paddle among other things. ‘SUP technique improvement tool’ is probably not the first thing your think of when the sticky repair tool is […]

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