Standup paddleboarding alone is a great way to build balance and core strength. "When you combine basic paddling with cardio and strength exercises, you get up to 47 percent more muscle engagement," says Fitness Onboard vice president Leah Seacrest. "It's basically boot camp on a board."
The 75-minute workout starts on the beach, where participants will do bear crawls and sprints in the sand before running into the water with their SUPs for some paddle intervals and reps of traditional exercises. Fitness Onboard patented a system of resistance-band equipment that can be attached to boards, creating a floating multi-purpose gym for the workout that you can't find anywhere else. The TRX-inspired resistance bands allow for participants to do traditional power and strength moves such as lateral pulls and overhead presses while keeping their balance.
Try It Yourself:
- Resistance band curl
- Resistance band overhead press
- Resistance band lateral pull
- Exercise ball front plank
- Exercise ball side plank, both sides
- Exercise ball push-ups
Do all exercises for one minute, complete two rounds
More Info: fitnessonboard.com