Most kayakers try to improve their performance solely from paddling more and harder out on the water.
This is logical I guess, as that is where you compete and surely just paddling more will improve your performance.
Gym based strength training can improve on water performance in two ways, indirectly and directly.
Indirect performance improvements come through improved postural control, musculoskeletal alignment and an increased injury resilience through making the athlete more ‘structurally robust' so they can handle higher on water training volumes.
Direct performance improvements come through improved neuromuscular activation, improved fatigue resistance and increasing the size of the muscle fibres resulting in more power production in the boat.
To produce more power in a kayak you need to be able to pull harder on the paddle and do this faster.
No matter how much you paddle even if you use bungees and tennis balls while paddling, the strength gains that can be made are minimal. The use of these training tools should just be the icing on the cake, not your only strength training plan.
To produce more force and pull on your paddle harder your muscles must improve their contractility and for this to occur a very specific training load is needed.
No doubt like most paddlers you have tried a DIY gym training plan or you may have even seen a personal trainer.
It is also likely that similar to most, you did not see any good results or even had your on water performance decrease from your strength training efforts.
Just like your on water training your strength training needs to be specific, well-structured and periodised not just a body building programme off the internet.
There are many misconceptions and fears that kayakers have about strength training.
Many of these stem from the body building industry and gym culture that create images of gigantic, muscular individuals that struggle to move, let alone perform any great feats of athleticism.
Kayakers are not body builders and their training in the gym needs to reflect that.
Performance improvements do not occur by accident.
They require some very specific steps to occur in a certain order.
I want to share with you a kayak specific strength training system that I have developed and personally knows works.
Now I have done all of the 'hard' work for you;
Thr research, the planning and the testing of this training system.
I have structured everything so that all you need to do is follow the step by step instructions and complete the detailed training sessions.
It's time to set some goals for your next season or key race and start taking the steps that are going to take your performance to the next level.
This way you are always moving forward.
Getting fitter and stronger which at the end of the day makes you faster in the boat.
It is time to PADDLE STRONG.
Paddle Strong is a cross between an E-book and a training plan.
It has got all of the important background information required for you to understand and implement your training without being weighed down with unnecessary information.
It also includes high-quality training plans and exercise descriptions that will allow you to put the theory into practice.
'I designed Paddle Strong to first and foremost to be USEFUL and EFFECTIVE!
It has everything a paddler needs for effective strength training and no unnecessary fluff'
Matty Graham (author of Paddle Strong)
The Paddle Strong Training System includes
Ebook 1: Foundation
In this ebook you will learn the anatomical and physiological principles to help you understand the WHY behind your training. This coupled with a fully periodised outline, specific performance tests and nutrition notes equips you with all the knowledge you need to know to get the most out of yourself.
Ebook 2: Exercise Library
Technique in the gym is critical for safe and effective strength training. With over 100 photos and clear technique cues, this exercise library outlines the exact exercises you need to perform in all of the training Paddle Strong plans.
Ebook 3: Training Plans
Six comprehensive easy to follow training plans that provide step up step instructions so you can approach your strength training with the confidence that you are doing the best training possible.
Ebook 4: Training resources
Bring your training plans into the real world with printable templates which allow you to track your training progress.
Purchase Paddle Strong today
and receive the following
Bonus 1: Free bonus report: Common Technique Faults
This report tackles the most common technique faults in the gym and teaches you how to correct them to make your time in the gym safer and more effective.
Bonus 2: Free bonus video series: Improving Kayaking Performance
Get a front row seat to an exclusive presentation at a Canoe Race New Zealand training camp as Matty Graham talks you through how to plan and periodise your training on the water over a 4 part video series.
Bonus 3: Free bonus report: Improving Kayaking Performance presentation slides
Revisit and dig deeper into the presentation content with a full set of presentation slides.
Bonus 4: Free bonus Paddle Strong video presentations
Video 1: How to get the most out of Paddle Strong
In this video presentation you will learn how to get the most out of the Paddle Strong training system depending on your experience and training history. Understanding where to put your focus will allow you to personalise your training approach and boost your performance.
Video 2: How to integrate Paddle Strong into your training
In this video presentation you will gain the knowledge to effectively integrate the Paddle Strong training system into your current training plan so there is minimal interference with your on water training and you get maximal performance gains.
Paddle Strong is not just an e-book.
It is a training system that allows paddlers no matter if they are a Multisport, K1, Ski or Recreational paddler to pick it up, get into the gym and start seeing improvements no matter what their current on-water programme is.
If you were to get this information, training sessions and tips outlined in this training system + the bonus material
personally from Sport Scientist and Performance Coach Matty Graham through Exponential Performance Coaching
the cost would be in excess of $1200.
However, you will not pay anywhere near this.
You can get all of this for only $49.99 NZD
Paddle Strong Foundation ebook and Exercise Library, complete training plans and resources.
Common Technique Faults report, 4 part Improving Kayak Performance video presentation, complete presentation slides and Paddle Strong video presentations so you can get the most out of Paddle Strong.
Once you click on the link below you will be taken to the Gumroad website where you will be able to purchase Paddle Strong using a secure credit card payment system then your copy of Paddle Strong will be ready for instant download.