Garmin 310XT – How to set up custom data fields & basic intervals

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Here is a repost of an article Kim Sutton wrote for us about how to set up custom data fields and basic intervals on the Garmin 310XT. Before reading this article, make sure your watch is already set up with your personal information and...

Distance Race Preparation: Avoiding the Freak Out

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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...

Three tips to make your stand up paddle race faster that don’t involve working out

Carolina Cup Stand Up Paddle Board Race
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I know how exciting standup paddleboard races can be. Too exciting to pay attention. Too exciting to avoid common mistakes.  Sometimes doing well in a SUP race means not doing poorly. Here are three easy ways to avoid common stand up paddle board race mistakes...

How to attach your Garmin to your Board Part 2

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Check out what Mike Dobbins created with a Sea Sucker mount instead of GoPro Mounts. I've never seen the Sea Sucker, but apparently, it's an insanely powerful suction cup system. This is another great idea in a series of home-brew fixes to affix a...

Training Video: Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!

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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...

Book Review: How to Increase your Standup Paddle Performance: From Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney

Book Review: How to Increase your Standup Paddle Performance: From Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney
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I decided I wanted to increase my paddleboard performance. When I first started standup paddling some five years ago, there was virtually nothing available, either online or in bookstores that were especially helpful. One or two books were out there, but the sport was...

Johnny Puakea: The most common problems with paddling technique

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Johnny Puakea talks about common paddling technique issues he's seeing in his clinics at events around the US.  

Step 3: Let the Circuits Begin

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April, Erik, and Jason are continuing in their 2015 season preparations. Step three includes some hard work and starting to get into the rhythm of circuits created specifically for SUP athletes by TOPs Athletics. You’ve already read about our pre-season preparations like FMS, RMR, VO2max,...

Getting the Most Out of Your Speed Coach

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We asked Speedcoach to give us some tips about how to get the most out of this piece of training equipment. Here's what they had to say. Thanks Speedcoach! 1 – Training - The NK Speedcoach SUP allows me to train with specific training programs...

How You Know You’re Training for Chattajack

Dottie Hodges
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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...

Biomechanics SUP Series 2 – Posture

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The second video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on posture. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger. http://www.kialoa.com/biomechanics

How to Download and Install LiNK for MAC on the NKS Speed Coach

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FROM THE NKS WEBSITE LiNK For OS X We have released the LiNK software for transferring, viewing and exporting data files from the Training Pack versions of the SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 and SpeedCoach SUP 2. LiNK for OS X Version 1.23.03 - Download Here! Note: LiNK is...

April Zilg: Keep Calm and Enjoy the Taper

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For those training for the Carolina Cup, the essential tapering weeks are almost here! If you’ve been training for the Carolina Cup and you’re wondering, “what’s tapering?” then you may be new to training. At about 2 weeks out from your goal event, you’ll start...

Suzie Cooney Standup Paddle Performance Book Release

Suzie Cooney
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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR STAND UP PADDLING PERFORMANCE: Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney of Suzie Trains Maui is going to be available soon. Be the first to know of book release by Signing up here Increase your SUP performance whether you're a beginner to elite paddler. With over 400 photos, illustrations,...

10 TIPS TO MASTERS TRAINING

Mick DiBetta Paddle Power Trainer
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  Guest post by Mick DiBetta With the competition season off and running, its interesting hear the feedback from the over 40 age groupers after races about how they can't train as much as they would like. Here is 10 tips to find that little extra...

3 Weeks to Chattajack: Nutrition with Steve

Steve Dullack
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It's getting real! There have been some great discussions about nutrition on some of the Facebook pages that many of us Chattajackians frequent like to 100/100 page and the Chattajack “Back of the Pack” page. I am not a licensed nutritionist, dietician, yogi, guru, or...

Stand Strong with Mark Colino: Avoiding Burnout

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“A candle lit at both ends burns twice as bright but only lasts half as long.” -anon Is it possible to feel “burn out” for something you love? I struggle with that question every October. For those that know me and my schedule, I’m pretty intensely...

Winter Training-NK Speed Coach SUP2 and Paddle Power Training

NK Speed Coach SUP2
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When I think of winter training, my mind isn’t usually flooded with positive images of sun and fun and races and friends and races. Why? Because it is cold here in Virginia Beach (not as cold as other places thankfully), and windy, and cloudy,...

Suzie Cooney, Total Body Workout for Standup Paddling and water sports vid

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Suzie is one of our Maui Mullets. A world-class trainer and a kicks person. We love her and think you will, too. We've had a lot of conversations about balance and core training and this is one of my favorites from Suzie. Subscribe to...

How to Fuel Post-Workout

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Today we have Strongrabbit, a.ka. Mrs. Mullet, a.k.a Amy Beausang, a.k.a. DJ Bomb Biscuit with the third part of her series about how to fuel pre, during, and post-workout. Read Part One here Read Part Two here ---------- Hello Mullet Monsters! (Lady Ga Ga has her “little monster”...

Biomechanics SUP Series #5 – Putting it all Together

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The fifth video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on combining what we learned about posture, shoulders and legs. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger. http://www.kialoa.com/biomechanics

Larry Cain’s Tip of the Week

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Featured image from Paddling Paradise Read Larry's full blog post at http://larrycain.blogspot.com "When I was in Miami a few weeks ago to do a clinic, I was stoked to see that the group there did a lot of their on water workouts together as a training group. ...

Fitness Onboard: 25 Days of Fitness

Fitness Onboard
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I kept seeing these awesome fitness guides floating across my Facebook Dashboard and then promptly forgetting to share them with you! But we're only a little over halfway through, so there's still time to catch up! Fitness Onboard is doing 25 Days of Fitness and...

20% off monthly and 8 week programs with Mick DiBetta Paddle Power Trainer

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I know a lot of you are trying to get in shape for races this summer. We have yet another option and this one is kind of amazing. You can get 20% monthly and 8 week programs with Mick DiBetta and Paddle Power Trainer. Paddle...

Stand Strong: Fail Fast

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“The biggest mistake you can make is the fear of making one.” It comes as a surprise to some of the athletes I coach when I tell them to “fail fast." As fall approaches and most major events are over, now is a perfect time to...
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