Stand Up Paddleboarding - A Fun Workout

By Kimberly Harn

Stand Up PaddleBoarding or SUP is one of the best and most exciting ways to get a great workout. This sport has become very popular over the last 5 years and for a good reason. SUP is a sport anyone can get the hang of easily and it can be done on any body of water such as lakes, rivers, pool and the ocean.

SUP is exactly like it sounds. You stand on a large, wide surfboard and maneuver yourself through the water with a paddle. You can catch waves or you can have a peaceful adventure while feeling close and connected to nature.

SUP workouts are:

  • A fantastic cardio workout without the stinky gym
  • Low impact
  • Works to improve balance and coordination
  • Targets problem areas such as arms, thighs, abs and butts
  • Builds confidence for surfers and non-surfers

The reason Stand Up PaddleBoarding is such a great workout is that the constant instability of the board allows you to balance and really challenge smaller muscle groups in your body during the workout. Best of all it is fun and really doesn’t feel like a workout.

Stand Up PaddleBoarding can be so enjoyable that many people bring their dogs or children with them on a paddle session. SUP is a whole new way to reduce stress and get closer to the water – almost like walking on water. Take a lesson and give it a try. Going to the gym and doing the same old routine can get boring for you – and your body. It’s time to try something new – in no time you will have a trim tummy and a sleek physique!

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CHESAPEAKE LIGHT CRAFT – SASSAFRAS 12 CANOE PROJECT

Day 40 – 2 Hours

I thought I had better finish the outwales before I do any more epoxy coats. In order to make the end as close as possible I made a template for cutting them. Didn’t work too bad. I will have to fill the ends just a little. Also used my plane to start the rounding over of the inwales. Enough for this week, see you next week.

SASSAFRAS 12 CANOE PROJECT

Day 41 – 2 Hours

I rounded over the outwales and inwales today. The bevels started with the plane prior worked well. I took time to smooth out the transition to the stems. I think they came out nice. I joined the outwales with thickened epoxy at the stems. I like it. One of the decks was placed on for the photos. The areas where the decks and thwart are mounted were not rounded over. This should give these areas more gluing surface.

I rounded over the outwales and inwales today

Day 42 – 1 Hour

I have applied the first fill coat on the outside of the hull. I do wish I had done this sooner. The hull is soft and turning it over on the horses is tough on the surface. I keep noticing new blemishes on the surface and I hope this will toughen it up.

I have applied the first fill coat on the outside of the hull.

Days 43-44 – 2 Hours

Applied the second fill coat to the outside of the hull and thwart and first coat to the gunwales and decks. The splashguards are shaped and glued to the decks. I hope to start the final sanding soon. I plan to finish the interior of the hull before I install the decks and thwart. That should give me a bit more working room. Getting close and I am getting excited.

Applied the second fill coat to the outside of the hull and thwart and first coat to the gunwales and decks.

Applied the second fill coat to the outside of the hull and thwart and first coat to the gunwales and decks.

“The most important things are length, width and weight,” Kitt says. “You have to get the right boat for the right job. The main difference is distance. You have to determine how far you want to paddle. A longer boat goes farther with less effort”.