I know what you are thinking. Isn’t stand up paddleboarding exercise in and of itself? Well, of course it is. However, SUP boards can also provide you with an excellent platform for performing other types of exercises, doubling your fun and your opportunities for cardiovascular health. As experts in inflatable SUP repair, Sealed Air Repairs Inc. sees the information shared in this article as an opportunity to provide repair for your body for once, instead of your board.
Let’s look at some ways you can use your iSUP to have a blast, but also mix up your fitness program. Regardless of your level of fitness one of these options should work for you. No matter which you choose, maintain awareness of your surroundings so that your exercise goals don’t inadvertently lead to a need for inflatable SUP repair.
SUP Paddling for All Fitness Levels
Basic paddle boarding is a great calorie burner. Even a leisurely paddle around – think sightseeing vs. an all out workout – will do its part in getting and keeping you fit. A dreamy one-hour paddle through a local canal or lake, checking out the wildlife can help you burn up to 400 calories. And, you’re not even trying!
A higher intensity paddle will blast away those calories. If you paddle hard and fast without stopping for between 15 and 30 minutes, you might kiss goodbye 1,000 calories. Considering this is ultra-high intensity and not for the fainthearted, you might consider mixing low and high intensity paddles. Start with a low intensity paddle for 15 minutes to get your arms warmed up. Then, kick it into high gear with an all-out 15 minute intense paddle. Last, cool down with a 15-minute leisurely stroke. That’s a great workout that allows you the opportunity to commune with nature while getting your workout in.
Crossfit and Yoga for SUP Boards
If you are a Crossfit junkie on land, don’t be afraid to take your passion out on the water. For those of you who haven’t been converted yet, Crossfit is an intense workout incorporating components of several different types of sports and exercises. Talk to your favorite Crossfit coach about finding the perfect mix of Crossfit exercises that combine well with an iSUP. Chances are he or she will recommend combining your paddling with push-ups, sit-ups, box jumps, burpees, lunges or rope jumps. Find the combination that works best for you.
Yoga on an iSUP can be a wonderful experience. Practicing your poses out on the water and in the warmth of the sunshine can elevate an already awesome event. It can be tricky to get the hang of yoga on an inflatable paddleboard, so consider beginning with the slower, gentler hatha yoga. Once you feel comfortable, you can graduate to more intensive or challenging forms of yoga like power yoga.
Exercise Your Right to Reliable Repairs
No matter which exercise you choose, you’ll likely get a great full-body workout when combining it with your favorite SUP boards. Every muscle in your body – shoulders, chest, back, core, arms and legs – will get a chance to prove itself and get pushed to the limit. If at the same time you have accidentally pushed your board to the limit, call Sealed Air Repairs Inc. for inflatable SUP repair at 321-505-1512 or email email@example.com.