#32.What Blade Size Should I Be Using?

On this month’s podcast we are discussing paddle / blade size. What size you should have and how you can work out how to find it. For us its all about ‘feel’ in the water and we will explain how you can find this feel to make sure you have the right blade size for […]

#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 […]

#12.Improving Your Balance

When we start, balance is being able to simply sit on a surfski or kayak however, at all levels, poor balance will also effect your ability improve technique and produce power. This month we discuss the three different types of balance; lateral, footplate and internal. It is important to know which balance affects you most […]

#09.Downwind Paddling – Maintain Your Average Pace

This month we thought its time to start teaching our listeners how to paddle the perfect downwind. For us, there are several main fundamentals all paddlers first need to understand so over the next couple of podcasts, we are going to break each of them down so you can master each one before moving onto […]

#08.Breathing Rhythm

Are you breathing correctly? Do you have a rhythm when you paddle slow or fast? In this month’s podcast, we’ll be talking to you about the importance of breathing and how we can get more oxygen into you body without changing the process but by increasing (or decreasing) the rhythm in which you breath. Please […]

#07.Footplate Connection

This month we would like you to think about your footplate connection. A solid, forward pressure connection will improve your balance, control and handling of your ski or kayak. Our coaching advise is that you should always have some forward pressure from your toes and heels and simply apply more pressure to the single heel when […]

#05.”STOP” Focusing on Leg Drive

All great coaches find / have a number of different ways in which they communicate to their athletes, while I would not say I deserve ‘great’ tag, I am always looking to find new way to communicate technical advise to my athletes. This month, I would like you to STOP focusing on leg drive. The […]

#04.Get Off The Wash

For us at P2F, to be a great downwind paddler, you have to find your catch. We have coached, and see, a number of paddlers on the water and the one thing we have noticed is the same paddlers are almost always riding the wash, never taking a lead. While these paddlers feel that they […]