Rules of Stand Up Paddling

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When you are a newbie with your inflatable stand up paddle board there are rules to great paddling. No matter where you paddle. Learning proper technique is always the most effective. Safely and comfortably in this post we’re going to talk about four golden rules that apply to pretty much everything you do on your board. Following these rules will assure your using good technique. And will help you advance your skills and get the most out of inflatable stand up paddle boarding. The first Golden Rule states. Plant are blade falling in the water. Before you start to pull. This applies to every stroke you take the reason we want the blade fully planted in the water is because it gives us the most power out of our blade. It also acts to stabilize you. Because when the blade is fully in the water. You have an extra point of contact with the water.

Learning to paddle a inflatable standup paddle board

Inflatable standup paddle board

Which is basically acting as a brace for you while you’re paddling Golden Rule number two states. You always assume the ready position when paddling the ready position. Starts with your feet shoulder width apart. Your knees slightly bent. And your back straight. Keeping your knees bent and turned in. Your legs act like  shock absorbers to keep the balance over your board. Keeping your back straight and not hunching over allows you to engage your core muscles when you’re paddling. Which makes your stroke much more effective. And it helps to avoid back injuries.

The third golden rule states that you’ll use your core muscles whenever you’re paddling can think of your body is broken into three major power sources. Your Arms. Your core. But your lats and abs and your legs. Most beginner paddlers use only their arms to power their strokes. And they tire very quickly. By getting your core muscles involved with your stroke. You’re accessing a much larger power source than just your arm. Which means you’ll be able to paddle much harder for much longer. When you do this properly. You’re going to feel it in your abs. And in your last. So you’re going to know when you’re paddling using the third golden rule. The fourth and final Golden Rule states. Keep your board as quiet as possible. Maintaining a quiet board in the water. This means your board is going to be most efficient on the water. When you’re thinking of keeping your board quiet. Think about engaging the muscles in your feet and your lower legs. This is not only going to help you keep your board quiet. But it’s also going to help you stay more balanced. Follow these three simple rules for great enjoyment on your inflatable standup paddle board.