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Going to SUP? Here's What You Should Eat

Going to SUP? Here's What You Should Eat

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. No matter whether you’ve paddle boarded on the calmest of waters, or you’ve gone SUPing on adrenaline boosting downwinds, one of the questions you’ve probably asked yourself is, “what should I eat when paddleboarding?” Being out on the water for long periods of time is exhausting. You’re working your core to the max. After facing the resistance of the water as you power yourself forward, you’re going to be hungry. More than that, you’re going to need nutrition. Nutrition Tips for SUP Nutrition doesn’t just happen while you’re on the water. To feel...

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Can a Stand Up Paddle Board Give You a Good Workout?

Can a Stand Up Paddle Board Give You a Good Workout?

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. One cool thing about stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is that you can vary your experience from exhilarating to relaxing. You can choose to go downwind at high speeds, through challenging waters, or find a calm lake to practice yoga on your paddleboard. No matter the style of SUP you choose, one thing is certain: SUP is good exercise. How many calories does paddleboarding burn? Specifying the number of calories you’ll burn while paddleboarding is hard to do. That’s because the number varies greatly depending on which activity you’re involved in. If you’re paddleboarding...

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PADDLECHICA: The Seven Deadly Sins of Paddling and How You Can Avoid Them

PADDLECHICA: The Seven Deadly Sins of Paddling and How You Can Avoid Them

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This article was originally published on Paddlechica.com.   1. Not Warming Up Properly Too many paddlers jump into a boat for a training session or even a race without a sufficient warmup. Dynamic stretching at least 15- 45 minutes before hitting the water is crucial to get your muscles well-lubricated and ready to fire. A light run is beneficial to raise your total body temperature and get your body ready for vigorous activity, but you also need to be doing active stretches. Shoulder circles, hip circles, leg swings, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, etc. all help get your body loosened up and prepared...

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Beginner's Guide to Dragon Boat Racing

Beginner's Guide to Dragon Boat Racing

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. As long as there have been boats on this earth, there have been paddles. And different cultures developed their own versions of propelling watercraft over the centuries, from the outrigger canoes of the Pacific Islands to the ornate dugouts of the coastal tribes in Alaska. In China, dragon boats reigned supreme. Short History of Dragon Boats Dragon boats made their debut on the Yantze River in China about 2,500 years ago. As the name suggests, these weren’t casual watercraft designed for pleasure cruises. They were precision boats designed to take part in rituals...

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Love is In the Water: SUP as a Dating Activity

Love is In the Water: SUP as a Dating Activity

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This article was first published on Hornetwatersports.com. Sick of going to dinner and a movie for date night? Yeah, us too. As a lover of the great outdoors, you want to stay outdoors – not get holed up in a dark movie theater for hours. And chances are, the person you attract will feel the same way.  If you’re looking for a shake up to your current date night (or date day) routine, consider SUP as a dating activity. SUP is Romantic SUP isn’t just meant for adrenaline junkies. Many people love to paddleboard on calm waters while enjoying some...

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