Jan
23

Roxy Outdoor Fitness: 5 tips to Paddle faster with SUP yoga instructor Gillian Gibree

Roxy Outdoor Fitness athlete, SUP instructor and owner of Paddle into Fitness, Gillian Gibree spends most of the time in the water perfecting her stroke. Here’s her 5 simple tips on how to paddle faster. Use this as a guide on your next Stand Up Paddle adventure.

1. Drive the entire paddle blade into the water before pulling without overextending your arms.
2. Use your core, not your arms to paddle. You should feel the power coming from your abs and oblique’s!
3. Try to keep the paddle as straight as possible vertically. That will give you a straighter line in the water.
4. Release the paddle at your feet. Keeping it in the water past your body will slow you down.
5. Feather the blade (‘Slice’ the air) to have a quicker recovery.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Certificate III, Sydney says:

    March 6, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    You can use your core instead of using your arms. The paddle adventure for the fitness is very difficult but it is much interesting and I want to try it must.

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