Why Everyone Can Benefit from Training Camps

Training Camps Work for Everyone Last weekend, just a few miles south of Vero Beach, Florida where many Major League Baseball teams come to shake off the cobwebs of the offseason, 14 paddle athletes converged to do the same thing. It was the first of...

Cynthia Aguilar’s favorite exercises for prone paddlers

Here are two videos Cynthia shared with the Mullet that she loves for helping strengthen and stretch the muscles prone paddlers (an everyone else) use sometimes to extreme levels. The first (above) is from Foundation Training. Prone Decompression: another solution to back pain. Strengthen the anchoring...

QuickFit: How to do Lawnmowers with Jimmy Terrell

Jimmy Terrell from Quickblade shows you how to do "lawnmowers" with free weights to improve core strength for stand up paddle boarding. Exclusive for Distressed Mullet!

Get your Riding Bumps Code to Start Training!

Repost from 2014. Use the coupon code and get your discount: I'm sitting here on my rear waiting to get my cast off and thinking about Chattajack. I don't know if my ankle will be strong enough to stand for that long. I'm just going...

Dave Kalama Clinic Recap: Silver Bullet? Magic Beans? Brooms & Sticks?

Having just finished the Molokai 2 Oahu in 4:24:44, Dave Kalama’s credentials in the water world are unquestionable. He’s a big fish in a big pond, a real deal. Signing up for his clinic at The Carolina Paddleboard Company, I wasn’t looking for a...

Kai Lenny: VV02 Max Training with Nike

Nike Trainer Ryan Flaherty works with Kai Lenny to improve his performance on the water, priming the stand up paddle boarder to break record times.

Paddling: The Mental Game

Photo from Tony Cano Practice Makes Perfect Sorry to burst your bubble, all you 4, 5, 6 times a week training junkies, but you’ve been lied to!  Practice doesn’t make perfect.  Want proof?  Look at your signature.  After thousands of times it hasn’t improved much has...

QuickFit with Quickblade: How to do a One Leg Squat

Short Description Work on balance and core with this simple exercise.

Fast Five: Mark Colino

We continue our weekly Monday series "Fast Five" with tips from Starboard Rep, Wrightsville Beach's Adopted Son, and all around nice guy: Mark Colino! Fast Five with Mark Colino 1) Favorite "Paddle energy" foods? Met-RX chocolate chip cookie dough protein bar honey nut cheerios peanut butter...

TOPS Testing: Taking Three Paddlers through a Competitive Year

For the upcoming 2015 SUP season, the team at Carolina PaddleBoard Co. is voluntarily becoming guinea pigs. TOPS Athletics, a Wilmington based all-you-could-need gym/lab is going to observe paddlers through off season preparations, pre-race training, and competitive seasons while creating specific programing that improves...

Stand Up Paddling Exercises to Increase Performance and Recovery with Suzie Cooney

This video will help you increase your SUP or stand up paddling performance and also help you recover more quickly. Here I share three exercises that are simple and that all levels of paddlers will enjoy and benefit from. ( Also great for surfers,...

Training Video: Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!

Thriving in Paddle Training Just doing the miles isn’t enough. To perform well, you need to do more than just miles. Paddle Monster Coach Larry Cain explains how bringing in different elements of training while simultaneously putting in the miles, is the different from a...

Preparing and executing a long solo offshore paddle by Surfsalt

Years ago, a super calm day fishing turned into a nightmare. A powerful front with tons of lightning and 70 mph gusts that flipped our boat. We were "lost" for 24 hours. Thank GOD we eventually swam to land and were able to live to tell about it. I...

How You Know You’re Training for Chattajack

Dottie Hodges
When training for any endurance event, as things gear up, you could say life changes a little. The following are a few recent observations of said changes, with thanks to the Chattajack Back of the Pack community for sharing theirs ;). You know you’re training...

Training in the Time of Covid and Social Distancing: The Mental Game

Upping the Mental Game While Social Distancing Wow, 2020 got weird real fast, didn’t it? Just after the end of the second Paddle Monster training camp, I came back from Florida all stoked about my training, my nutrition and my upcoming return to the Graveyard course...

Larry Cain dispelling myths and clearing up misconceptions in new blog post

Larry has had access to some amazing technology since he started working with the Canadian Canoe/Kayak Team last June. it's allowed him to better understand a paddler’s technique and provide paddlers with feedback far beyond that which you can provide by simply videoing them. Here is an excerpt...

Distance Race Preparation: Avoiding the Freak Out

Let's start with how unqualified I am to write this: I'm not a doctor. I'm not a personal trainer. I'm not a certified anything except professional clown. (I am actually a certified professional clown.) I'm not a nutritionist. I've only done one super long distance race. So you can listen...

Quick Stand Up Paddle Training Tip: How to Bring More Power to the Blade

This exercise for stand up paddling is designed to increase your total purchase power from your entire shoulder complex directly to the blade of your paddle. It also engages and strengthens your entire core! RESULT: Maximum stroke power! This exercise is GREAT for surfers too...

TOPS Testing: Step Two- VO2Max & DEXA

VO2 Max Testing
April, Erik, and Jason are going to be subjects of observation. Step two includes more pre-season groundings such as VO2max and DEXA. The Carolina Paddleboard Co. team continues their SUP training preparations at TOPS Athletics and gets VO2Max tested and body composition analyzed. Last week...

Camaraderie, Commitment, Consistency Trifecta: Three Peat, Triple Crown Third Year in a Row “100 hours in 100 days” Paddle Challenge

100/100 Challenge
Camaraderie Three times is a charm. For the third year in a row, the Facebook group “100/100 Paddle Challenge” is taking up the gauntlet where each member will strive to achieve 100 HOURS in 100 DAYS. Why? Because we can and because it’s free and...

Kody Kerbox Training in the Zone with Suzie Cooney

Suzie Cooney and Kody Kerbox
photo by Simone Reddingius Check out this post from Suzie Cooney from Suzie Trains Maui: Training in the zone with Kody Kerbox, Naish stand up paddle professional athlete in all disciplines; seems to be such a natural state.  But it takes focus, hard work and lots and...

How to Improve Leg Strength, Endurance and Balance for Stand Up Paddling

Suzie is a Naish Team rider and one of the worlds best trainers. Think Cody Kerbox and Jeremy Riggs. She posts amazing workouts and really understands the needs of standup paddlers. This workout is designed with the stand up paddle boarder in mind to...

Stand Up Paddle Training Video Adding A New Dimension to Your SUP Performance

For NaishSurfing.com by Suzie Cooney, Naish Team Rider and owner of Suzie Trains Maui, LLC These exercises will help you increase your overall SUP performance. They are presented with a clear progression from easier to advanced. All levels of paddlers can take away a few...

Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 1

Here's episode 2 of Board Meeting, our new SUP show where we talk about all things stand up paddle surfing and racing. In this episode, Robert and I talk about how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We discuss training, fitness,...

Quickblade Flume: Train Hard: Jamie, Candice and Anthony V02 Testing by Soul Surf Media

Jamie Mitchell, Candice Appleby, And Anthony Vela all jump into the Quickblade Flume for a V02 test. Yep, it was a little intense. Just the way Coach Jimmy likes it by Soul Surf Media
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