#31.Why You Should Do A Warm Up

In this month’s podcast we discuss why its important to be doing a proper warm before any race, time trail or sold training session. The aim of a warm up is to prepare the body for what its about to do. Our Paddle 2 Fitness 25min warm up, warms up your technique, power output and […]

#30.What Is 80/20 Training?

This month we discuss 80/20 training or polarise training. This is where you train 80% of the time at a slow twitch fibre pace and 20% of the time at a fast twitch fibre pace. We work this type of training in conjunction with our last podcast ‘The 180 Formula’. However, here we are now […]

#29.The 180 Formula

If I was to ask you that in a single session I could make you healthier, burn FAT and decrease your stress levels, would you? Dr Phil Maffetone’s ‘THE 180 FORMULA’ is the foundation on which I launched Paddle 2 Fitness and what we have used to train hundreds of our athletes in paddling and […]

#28.Race Starts

A race start can make or break your race. In this month’s podcast we discuss warm ups, starting techniques and how much effort you should put into your start. Happy paddling, Coach

#27.Downwind Angles

On this month’s Paddle 2 Fitness Podcast we help you understand how far an angle you should turn when your paddling in a downwind. We give you a vision of an old fashioned clock face, which will help you on where to look and turn your craft. We have only been using this drill for […]

#26.Paddle or Leg Leash?

Which is better: a paddle leash or a leg leash? Are they both safe or is one more unsafe than the other? In this month’s Paddle 2 Fitness Podcast we discuss the advantages and disadvantages in using both the paddle leash and the leg leash. In addition, we explain our thoughts on at which skill […]

#25.Paddling Into The Wind

In this month’s Paddle 2 Fitness Podcast, we talk about the slight adjustments for you to be more efficient when paddling into the wind. I was taught this by Dean Gardner almost 30 years ago and now teach it to my paddlers. The aim is to maintain your rhythm, not allow the paddle to lift […]

#24.Paddling Over Boat Wash

On this month’s Paddle 2 Fitness Podcast we discuss how to paddle over boat washes. Paddlers make a number of common errors when these small, closely compacted swells go under their paddling craft. We will explain how your paddle stroke can be adjusted to help paddle over them efficiently.

#23.Foot Peddle Angle

Foot peddle angle is one of the common things paddler’s overlook. If incorrect, it can affect your balance, footplate contact, leg drive as well as your ability to turn. This month we discuss the right and wrong angles and what happens if your foot peddles are incorrectly set up. Happy paddling