Looking for surf paddling strength training?
You are in the right place! If you want to paddle faster or for longer, you need to be able to perform pull ups. Today I talk about how to improve your surf paddling. Let’s go.
PADDLE FASTER: PROJECT PULL UP, PART ONE
Why Pull Ups?
Max Pull Up Strength and 5 metre sprint paddle performance have an R Value of 0.96-0.99 (depending on which paper you read).
Which means they are so closely correlated, it’s an overwhelmingly safe bet that increasing your pull up strength WILL result in you catching more waves.
It’s not just your SPRINT paddling (5, 10 & 15 metres) that improves though.
Max Pull Up Strength is also closely correlated with a reduction 400 metre paddle time ( Coyne, 2017), suggesting an improvement in paddling ENDURANCE.
This makes absolute sense as the stronger you are, the less likely you are to burn through motor units as you fatigue, resulting in an improvement in paddling efficiency.
"I CAN't DO PULL UPS"
……well I call bullsh*t on that
Make no mistake, Pull Ups are tough AF!
But, notwithstanding injury history, EVERYONE can perform a Pull Up. You just need to follow a process, and you’ll get there .
How To Complete Project Pull Up
Because I’m an all round good guy, I’ve mapped out a potential route to completing #projectpullup for you, with some basic progressions – starting with the ‘Eccentric Pull Up’ is a great place to start (see video ).
This is an all star of any exercise for multiple reasons, and I’ll talk about the benefits of eccentric training in a separate post.
For now though, drop this into your training for 4-6 weeks and watch the #gainz
I hope you have enjoyed this blog post all about surf paddling strength training. If you like what you see, you might like STRONG SURF CLUB! Find out more below now…
Want to join Strong Surf CLub?
Like what you see?
You might want to join my club…STRONG SURF CLUB!
(Find out more about my surf strength training program that will help you get stronger & fitter. Built by a professional Strength Coach. Click below to find out more now)
THE FREE SURFING MOBILITY MANUAL
“Adrenaline Athlete was a complete game changer. Alan’s approach is so professional and not at all overwhelming…I’ve never felt so energised and confident in the line up and it’s all down to hard work and the correct guidance from Alan.”
Chris / Longboarder