What training should you do leading into a racing weekend? Should you train more or less, harder or slower? In this podcast, we talk about what training you should do, the day you should have off and revisit an old podcast on what to do on Race Day.
Adding a seat pad to your craft’s seat can do a number of positive thing. It can put your body in a better biomechanical position by increase body height above the water to give you more power and angle your hips forward. In this podcast, we explain all of these improvements and which seat pads […]
Over the years of our podcasts, we have broken everything down into its parts. Now its time to bring them all together and discuss the importance of timing. Our focus is to get the correct sequence and ensure that the paddle is our first movement followed by rotation and leg drive. We also give you […]
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 […]
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.
All the best surf ski paddlers are able to see and link the swells effortlessly, how? In our second part of Downwind Paddling, we talk about seeing the swell. Once you know what to look for and maintaining your average pace (Podcast #09), you will be dancing between the swells like the pro’s in no time. […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving season in full swing and a number of surf ski paddlers around the world having to paddle off a beach to get access to open water, we felt that this month we would discuss ‘Paddling Through Waves’. A simple skill once mastered, can be performed on any size wave. […]
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 […]