This series consists of 13 video learning “movement patterns” designed specifically to help paddlers build the kinesthetic chains required for the dragon boat stroke as well as the OC and SUP stroke!
These are a great “add in” to a regular fitness training program. Here are a few ways to incorporate the exercises:
- By doing a few reps of each movement prior to erg training can help activate proper form
- Do the lower body ones on weight training day for added strength building
- Do the rotation movements before core training
- Incorporate the upper body movements on a cardio day to add some conditioning to the workout
Enjoy the BONUS!
You will find 8 of the top dragon boat movement patterns that I call “cheats”. Because our bodies may not be strengthened or lengthened in the patterning of our stroke we make adjustments that simulate what we aim to do. Doing the Sport Specific Exercises can help strengthen the muscles we use in paddling.
These drills will help bring awareness. Once we can identify our “cheats” we can then use the Sport Specific Exercises to strengthen the kinetic chains to improve our body alignment in our stroke!