Paddle Monster Spring Training Camps in February and March are Open, Limited Spots

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At last year's Spring Training Camps, we not only kicked off a great season, setting the tone for what ended up being a banner year for our Paddle Monster paddlers, but we made lifelong friends. We hope you can join us this year and...

What your sneakers are telling you about how you should be paddling

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I find that one of the most useful things I can do when paddling is to visualize the path of the paddle in the water.  Understanding what you should be trying to accomplish with the paddle to move your board forward with optimal efficiency,...

Maui Jim’s Profile of Travis Grant

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Profile of Travis Grant In advance of the Molokai to Oahu race coming up in just a few weeks, Maui Jim's has released this awesome video of NSP paddler and Paddle Monster Coach Travis Grant.  What a multi-faceted athlete!!  

Why the Off-Season is still ON for Training

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by Paddle Monster Paddle Strength Coach, Chris Chapman Race season has come to an end. The weather is turning for some of you and forcing you off of the water, while others change focus away from paddling as next season is in the distant horizon....

Paddle Monster’s Sports Nutrition Coach Launches Race-Specific Coaching

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Coach Victoria Burgess has just launched 1, 2, 3, and 4 month Nutrition Plans to help you prepare for your A races. Initial consult, including goals, macros, event planning, etc. Nutrition plan to match your physical training programming up to race day Pre race nutrition...

Thoracic rotation and mobility in your SUP stroke with Coach Seychelle

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Here is part of Coach Seychelle's Wellness series with SIC where she discusses Thoracic rotation and Mobility in your Stroke

Winter and Off-Season Training – A Free Facebook Live – with Coach Larry Cain on Monday, November 2nd at 3PM EST

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Coach Larry Cain will discuss Winter and Off-Season training in this Free Facebook Live on Monday, November 2nd at 3 pm ET.  It's important for most Northern Hemisphere folks to have a winter plan so they come back stronger next year.  Learn how to...

Zoom Session – Goal Setting

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A ZOOM discussion with Coach Larry Cain on Tuesday, January 19th at 3 PM EST Coach Larry Cain will be discussing the value of setting and tracking your goals. This is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you are not a...

Basic Technique Fundamental – Pull Yourself Past the Paddle

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In all paddled watercraft the most fundamental principle of technique is to gather water on your paddle blade, secure it in the water and pull yourself by the paddle. In the 1980s, Tamas Buday, a sprint canoe athlete from Hungary was doing his coaching education...

Video: Paddling Home Waters With Larry Cain

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Larry Cain on his home paddle turf Videographer and drone pilot Kenneth Chapman captured Paddle Monster Coach Larry Cain on his home waters in Oakville,  Ontario, Canada and the result is pretty awesome. Take a look.  But be careful, you just might want to plan a paddle...

Learn how to steer your board with this Paddle Monster video: The Slalom Drill

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There are three techniques to help you maintain the straight run of the board and counteract the propensity of the board to drift to the opposite side: Paddling along the rail, foot steering, and drawing the nose of the board. (drill videos are available...

Seychelle Joins the Paddle Monster Coaching Team

Seychelle joins Paddle Monster Coaching Staff
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Paddle Monster Adds Seychelle to Coaching Staff Seychelle, a perennial Top 10 standup paddle racer and SIC Maui team rider, is joining the Paddle Monster coaching squad for the 2018 paddle season. A native of the Florida Keys, Seychelle has always had a deep connection to...

SO YOU WANT TO BE A “GOOD” SUP PADDLER…

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by Coach Larry Cain You’ve probably all heard of Malcolm Gladwell and his “10000 – Hour Rule” from his book Outliers, which states that to be a world-class expert in something it takes approximately 10000 hours of practice. While I think the number 10000 is somewhat arbitrary and...

Video Trailer: Drafting with Larry Cain!

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SUP Drafting for Racing - Larry Cain Ever want to know what it's like to be Larry Cain, drafting?  Take a look at the new Paddle Monster trailer for his Drafting 101 video and find out!  You'll see how the master does it! The full video...

Training for Summer Races and Chattajack has begun!

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Start Training with Paddle Monster for your paddleboard and OC events. There are summer and fall peaks, plans for Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Nutrition options. There are no contracts. And even if you have limited time—a weekend warrior—we can...

Kettle Bell Swings

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Purpose: Hip hinge explosiveness, eccentric (decelerating) hip flexion Transfer: SUP paddling involves repeated double hip flexion and extension. However the load is only on the pulling part of the stroke. KB swings involve decelerating hip flexion opposed to creating it so it is working the...

2019 Crossing for a Cure 16-week plan with Coach Seychelle

Crossing for a Cure 16-week Training Program - with Coach Seychelle
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Seychelle's 16-week training program written specifically for paddlers participating in the Crossing for a Cure begins Monday 2/25! The cost is $250 for the whole program and includes weekly paddle workouts, strength training workouts, coach's notes, direct access to your coach, Paddle Monster all-access membership...

Zoom Session – Testing, Marker Workouts and Why You Want to Keep a Training Journal

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A ZOOM discussion with Coach Larry Cain on Wednesday, November 18th at 3 PM EST Coach Larry Cain will be discussing the value of tracking your training and the tools that will help you achieve your goals. Join us, Wednesday, November 18th, at 3:00 PM...

SUP 11 City Tour 14 week Training Program with Coach Seychelle on Paddle Monster

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Starts June 3rd. Cost $240 one time fee Includes: 14 week training program written by Coach Seychelle - 3 X Grand Champion of the SUP 11 City Tour Designed specifically to prepare you for the 220km ultimate SUP challenge. This is a unique event that will challenge even...

New 100-Day Paddle Challenge:: Crank Up The Miles :: Starts Sunday, July 21

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Congrats, everyone on finishing the most recent Challenge!  We're looking forward to hearing how much time you spent on the water over the last 100 days so please share. For our next challenge, starting on July 21 and running until October 29, we're going back...

Paddle Monster Balance: Walk the Plank

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Balance: Walking the Plank from Paddle Monster on Vimeo. LEVEL 1 A good way to work on my balance and ability to move around on my board was to lay a 2x4 on the ground and then cross step back and forth on it, just like...

Exercise of the week: Split Stance Landmine Row Demonstration from Paddle Monster

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Section: Paddle Monster Strength & Power Purpose: Pulling Strength, Core strength/stability; Leg stability Transfer: This exercise requires you to control/stabilize your whole body in an offset position while pulling on a load. While the position is not exact, standing on a board and paddling is a similar...

Paddle Monster Training Platform Forum Launch

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Paddle Monster forum in available to All Access and Basic Members on mobile (IOS and Android) and on the web at app.paddlemonster.com and has active discussions ranging from maximizing your catch to gear to events and is moderated by our coaches at PaddleMonster.com.

10 Questions With Teneale Hatton (Actually 11 but who’s counting)

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Meet Teneale Hatton Fans of the Mullet and Paddle Monster are going to be seeing a lot of Teneale Hatton in the next day or two.  She's the newest coach to join the  Paddle Monster team.  She will be offering online coaching for surf ski and...

Making the Most of the Last Four Weeks Before the Carolina Cup

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Making the Most of the Last Four Weeks Before the Carolina Cup We’re 4 weeks out from one of the biggest events of the year – the Carolina Cup.  No matter which one of the three different races you’re entering, this is a challenging event...
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