Fit to Paddle: The Paddler's Guide to Strength and Conditioning

 
9780071419529: Fit to Paddle: The Paddler's Guide to Strength and Conditioning

Fit To Paddle, the only book if its kind, is a sport-specific conditioning guide designed for use in the home, gym, or on the water. Filled with black & white photographs, Fit to Paddle will provide valuable information to the reader about how to create a personal conditioning program specific to kayaking, canoeing, or rafting. Chapters include: Creating Your Program, Flexibility Training, Sun Salutation, Endurance Training, Strength Training, Medicine Ball Training, Stability Ball Training, and a Word On Nutrition. The book also contains sample workouts for the home, gym, and on the water. Eli Helbert, the two time defending world champion in the sport of open canoe rodeo, has written the preface for the book. A world champion surf kayaker will be writing the foreword. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, there are more than 7.9 million paddling enthusiasts and over 33 million participants in the United States alone. A majority of these paddlers are over the age of thirty - which is the target audience for this book. Like surfing, paddling admits only the fittest athletes to its elite levels, thus creating an enduring demand for a book like this.

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Improve your paddling strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina

The physical demands of paddling are different from those of any other sport. Fit to Paddle provides veterans and novices alike with a comprehensive, sport-specific conditioning program designed to keep you in top paddling form regardless of gender, age, or fitness level.

Even if you can't get out on the water as often as you'd like, this indispensable resource for both weekend warriors and serious competitive paddlers offers surefire techniques for maximizing flexibility, building muscular strength and stability, and increasing endurance. Fit to Paddle features easy-to-follow, step-by-step workouts that canoeists and kayakers can perform at home, in the gym, or on the water. Get yourself Fit to Paddle with:
-Flexibility training
-Endurance training
-Strength training
-Medicine ball and stability ball training
-Detailed sample workout programs

About the Author:

Rocky Snyder (since 1993) is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). The NSCA has the only health & fitness certifications that are nationally accredited. Rocky was voted Best Personal Trainer of Santa Cruz County by Good Times Magazine for 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. He has written several articles for fitness magazines and has been interviewed by Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Surfing Magazine, and Girl's Surf Life Magazine. He is owner of Pleasure Point Fitness in Santa Cruz. He is also the owner of Emerson Publishing.

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