Most paddlers know that strength training would help their on-water performance but most struggle to come up with a plan that works in with their on-water training.
Do you want to get the benefits of strength training but are not sure how to integrate it into your on-water training plan?
Do you get frustrated with performance plateaus despite all of the hard work you put in?
Do you get lots of niggly injuries that interrupt your training?
Would you like to maximise your training time with scientific training methods?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you are in the right place.
No matter how much you paddle even if you use bungees, tennis balls, towing and bigger paddles while paddling, the strength gains that can be made are minimal. These training methods can have a negative effect on your technique. 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.
While often well meaning some of the problems with these plans are;
Paddlers are not body builders and they should not train like them. The problem is most strength plans I see paddlers doing are based on this type of training.
Many general personal trainers in public gyms work with clients to lose weight or just look good naked. While the exercises to achieve these goals (traditional personal training and training for performance) may look similar on the surface the underlying methods and how they are done is very different.
Many of the strength plans from general personal trainers and online templates end up leaving paddlers tired, injured and slower on the water even after all of their hard work. This is largely due to the plan structure and the way they are doing exercises, not so much the exercises they are doing.
Everyone knows that on water training should be periodised leading into your key event for peak performance. The same goes for your strength training. It should be periodised along with your on-water training.
The biggest restriction with the original Paddle Strong plans that I put out in 2014 was that there were not enough options or information to allow paddlers to adjust and individualise their training to suit their individual needs and situation. This is the main reason for and biggest focus of the new Paddle Stronger plans.
By providing more periodisation templates and information about how to make adjustments, paddlers are able to make the plan fit their life rather than fitting their life around the plans.
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 STRONGER.
Paddle Stronger is a combinations of Ebooks, training plans and periodsation templates that will guide you through the process of choosing the right plans to do at the right time and making adjustments to your periodsation to suit your needs.
Who is Paddle Stronger for?
Those paddlers who are unsure of what they should be doing in the gym at what time to improve their on-water performance.
Those paddlers who want to make a change in their training to get continued improvements.
Those paddlers who want to be able to adjust their strength training to suit their personal needs so they can get the most out of their strength training.
Those paddlers who are not afraid of hard work and are willing to put in the effort to achieve their goals.
Have a look inside at what you get.
The Paddle Stronger
8 step Training System includes
Step 1: Understand the training theory
In the Foundation Ebook you will learn the anatomical and physiological principles to help you understand the WHY behind your training so you can get the most out of yourself.
Step 2: Choose a build up that suits your goals
In the Periodisation Template Ebook are 13 different periodsation templates for you to choose from depending on your goal (sprint and endurance racing), length of build up and individual needs. Once you have chosen the template that best suits your needs and time frame you will know how to best plan your strength training build up.
Step 3: Choose the right training plan for the training phase
In the Training Plan Ebook there are 10 comprehensive strength training plans that provide step by step instructions totaling 25 weeks of structured strength training progressing through the different training phases.
Step 4: Refine the plan to match your needs
Now that you know what training plan to do at the correct time use the Training Notes Ebook to learn the details around exercise tempo, how to integrate your gym training into your on water training progarmme, how to reduce the chance of injuries, what to do if you are short of time and set up your weekly training structure.
Step 5: Learn the correct exercise technique
In the Exercise Library Ebook you will learn the correct exercise technique which is critical for safe and effective strength training. With over 150 photos and clear technique cues, this exercise library outlines the exact exercises you need to perform in all of the training Paddle Stronger plans
Step 6: Understand mobility theory and the plans
In the Mobility Ebook you will learn how a little goes a long way when it comes to mobility and how to use some simple equipment to help keep your body in good working order. There are 5x10 minute mobility sessions that address the key areas that paddler have problems with but if that sounds like too much for you there is also a 'less is more' mobility plan that is only 1 focused mobility exercise a day over the week.
Step 7: Learn the correct mobility exercise technique
In the Mobility Library you will learn the correct mobility technique for the mobility exercises outlined in the mobility plans. With detailed photos and descriptions you will be equipped the knowledge to confidently and effectively look after the trouble spots that paddlers suffer the most with.
Step 8: Take Action
Now you know everything you need to know to perform effective strength training to boost your paddling performance, it is time for you to take action and carry out your plan.
Purchase Paddle Stronger today
and receive the following
Bonus 1: Free bonus: 10 Erg Sessions to boost your performance
This 28 page training files contains 10 different paddling erg sessions for you to use to boost your performance.
While these are designed for indoor erg use they can also be perform out on the water. I hope you find them helpful.
Bonus 2: Free bonus report: Heart Rate Training Zones
This report compares the 4 main methods used to calculate heart rate training zones to see variations, pros and cons of each so you can choose the best method for you.
You will also learn how to conduct a field test so you can calculate accurate training zones for your training.
Bonus 3: Digital video presentation: Periodisation Quick Start
In this video presentation you will learn how to choose the best periodsation template for you, where to put your training focus if you have additional training time and how to make adjustments to your plan depending on your individual situation.
Bonus 4: Digital video presentation: Periodisation FAQ
In this video presentation questions from Paddle Stronger users are addressed to help you make finer adjustments to your periodisation template to suit your individual needs.
Bonus 5: Digital video presentation: Specific training adjustments for Stand Up Paddle Board Athletes
In this digital video presentation you will learn how Paddle Stronger can be easily adapted for stand up paddle board athletes.
Bonus 6: Digital video presentation: Paddle Stronger for Waka Ama and Outrigger canoe athletes
In this digital video presentation you will learn how Paddle Stronger can be easily adapted for waka ama and outrigger canoe paddlers.
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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, Waka Ama, Outrigger and even Stand up Paddle Board 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 $1500.
However, you will not pay anywhere near this.
You can get all of this for only $49.99 NZD
Once you click on the link below you will be taken to the Gumroad website where you will be able to purchase Paddle Stronger using a secure credit card payment system then your copy of Paddle Stronger will be ready for instant download.
NOTE: The Paddle Stronger training package is a
completely downloadable product of E-books and online videos.
No physical products will be shipped.
After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to all product components onto your computer
(no waiting or shipping costs!).
The format for all E-books is adobe acrobat PDF, which can be viewed on Mac or PC.
The videos are private Youtube videos that can be viewed online, which are also compatible with both Mac and PC.