How to read the Water: And what is an Eddy?

Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge Eddy
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This is another non-expert description of terms you'll find as you learn how to stand up paddle. I am neither a geomorphologists nor a fluid dynamics experts, but I know how to stay out of the current and if you want to do well in...

How to: Improve Shoulder Mobility

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Shoulder tightness and injuries plague all paddleboarders. Here's a great video that shows you how to use a lacrosse ball to roll out your shoulders and improve shoulder mobility.

QuickFit with Quickblade: How to do a Box Jump

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Get fit to get faster! Box Jumps with Jay Wild. Quickblade for Distressed Mullet

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

How to Set your Garmin 310XT – The Basics

How to set your Garmin 310XT
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 We've had some questions on how to use a GPS watch. This is a repost of directions Kim Sutton created last year. There is a newer Garmin 910XT model, that Jenny Kalmbach reviews here on the Garmin Blog. Whether you are training for a big event,...

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

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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

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”...

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...

SUP International: Annabel Anderson-Training to the Red Line

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A great article in SUP International Magazine--an interview with Annabel Anderson. Read the Rest >> Psychologically, what are the warning signs of burnout? And can you suggest some tips to sort that out? There are many different signs of burnout and this is resonant of anything in...

EXCLUSIVE: QuickTips from Quickblade-Larry Cain Pushup Progression

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Larry Cain breaks down how to get to his level of doing the push up

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

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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...

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...

Biomechanics SUP Series 3 Shoulders

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

Stand up paddle Pre Paddle Workout by Paddlebody

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The SUP Warm UP: It's essential to maintain functional mobility and properly activate the SUP body. The results are Injury prevention and increased performance. This series targets the core with a joint by joint approach. Feel free to post and teach these techniques. It will...

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...

TOPS Testing: Taking Three Paddlers through a Competitive Year

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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...

Chattajack 2014: It’s Awesome Time

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Remind me again why I registered for this while I have a BROKEN LEG? Oh, because there is nothing like the feeling of finishing a thirty one two mile paddle race alive. (I still don't believe Ben's GPS reading. But that's another story for another...

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...

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...

SERIOUSLY, the Science of SUP Training

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My Disclaimer and Credentials First, I am neither a scientist nor a physician.  What I am, is a woman who became a wannabe athlete in my late 30’s and found the study of how to train whether it be running, biking, swimming, lifting, and now...

Another Casualty – Watch Over Your Ohana and Don’t Take Safety for Granted

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It's with incredible sadness that another friend in our paddle community, Josh Hensley, has passed. After another paddle death, the community world-wide mourns. We just can’t believe that it happened. Regardless if you knew Josh or not, you mourn. You wonder if it could...

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...

QuickFit: How to do Lawnmowers with Jimmy Terrell

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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!

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...
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