Larry Cain’s Tip of the Week

Featured image from Paddling Paradise Read Larry's full blog post at "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. ...

Stand up paddle Pre Paddle Workout by Paddlebody

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...

SERIOUSLY, the Science of SUP Training

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...

Stand Strong: Fail Fast

“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...

QuickFit with Quickblade: How to do a One Leg Squat

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

Biomechanics SUP Series – Intro

KIALOA has developed a series of videos on the Biomechanics of stand up paddling with the expert help of Steve Leary, PT. Learn with us to Paddle Longer, Paddle Stronger.

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!

Stand Strong with Mark Colino: Avoiding Burnout

“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...

How to attach your Garmin to your Board Part 2

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...

April Zilg: Keep Calm and Enjoy the Taper

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...

Biomechanics SUP Series 2 – Posture

The second video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on posture. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger.

Biomechanics SUP Series #5 – Putting it all Together

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.

SUP International: Annabel Anderson-Training to the Red Line

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...

Race Season is Pretty Much Over…NOW WHAT??

Featured photo by Shawna Herring Photography With Chattajack and Surf to Sound in the books, the race season here on the East Coast is pretty much wrapped up. Now is a great time to take a deep breath, a little bit of a break, and...

Quick Fit with Quickblade for Distressed Mullet: Toes to Bar

Short Description Get the ultimate ab workout!

How to: Improve Shoulder Mobility

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.

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...

Winter Training-NK Speed Coach SUP2 and Paddle Power Training

NK Speed Coach SUP2
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,...

Riding Bumps Q&A: how to handle non-target races

I have a ton of races that I attend to cover for the site. I didn't know how to approach these within the training plan. I'm not in a taper period for my target races, so how do I work them in with the existing...

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

Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge Eddy
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...

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

Here is part 2 of our Molokai 2 Oahu episode where Robert and I continue our discussion on how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We talk about training, fitness, nutrition, using the proper equipment, logistics, and a whole lot more...

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...

Biomechanics SUP Series #4 – Legs

The fourth video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on getting the most out of your legs. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger.

How to Set your Garmin 310XT – The Basics

How to set your Garmin 310XT
 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,...

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

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...
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