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Off-Season Training Plan for the Gym

Now that the majority of OC paddle races are finished for the season, it's time to start thinking about what we are going to do OFF-SEASON to get ready for NEXT season!  We decided to enlist the help of a professional this year for our off-season training: Mike Kates, Pro Trainer and SUP paddler himself, has years of experience working with paddlers here on Maui. In working with Mike...

Week 4 - Off the Couch Training Plan - Building Base/Strength

Recovery weeks and rest days are often overlooked and it takes discipline to not do that extra paddle or run on a rest day. For most, you might actually feel really good during the second half of a recovery week and feel like you should go and do an extra workout or two. FOMO is a real thing. I mean, if your friends are working out...

Week 3 - Off the Couch Training Plan - Building Base/Strength

Training programs are designed using a progressive workload. Meaning adding weight, frequency or number of repetitions every week for anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks followed by a recovery week to give your body the opportunity to repair itself. Each of these weekly blocks are considered mesocycles. Ideally, you want to stack 3 to 5 mesocycles consecutively to create a macrocycle or training program. The longer the training program...

Week 2 - Off The Couch Training Plan - Building Base/Strength

During the first month of training, it’s important to set a good foundation for your body to build off of. Majority of training will be in Level 2,3. Think of this training as the locomotive that keeps on going with low effort. During this early period, you are trying to find speed at low intensity focusing on solid technique and power application. As well as...