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Go Paddle Boarding
An Intense Workout
SUP can provide you with a very good overall workout. Using balance and strength to remain upright and to propel yourself on the water means you will be using several muscle groups in one shot.
And excellent part is that you can choose the level of intensity depending on the water you’re on. If you’re on the ocean with lots of currents and waves, it will be more intense, whereas a calmer body of water will be much less intense but still give you a great workout.
Because almost every muscle is used at some point while stand up paddle boarding, it’s a great core workout.
Between the leg muscles hard at work to maintain your balance, arms, back and shoulders to propel you and your board ahead in the water, your core back and abdominal muscles are constantly at work throughout the workout.
An additional benefit that SUP provides is that it is a very low impact exercise. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will do damage to the tendons and ligaments of your joints which keeps you in the Zone of Endless Motion without putting you at risk of having to sit out due to injury.
If you lift weights in the gym or you engage in high impact sports, then your likelihood of injury is far higher than with stand-up paddling. Although, many of our ZEMfans and ZEMbassadors use ZEMs in the gym for weight training for the same reason that they’re great on the paddle board; they provide stability and support through the tech band support and the zero drop design.
There are numerous health benefits to paddle surfing and the best part is it will not cause any damage to your body while you enjoy them.
The cardiovascular benefits are truly amazing. You will be able to substantially improve your level of cardio fitness.
Of course this translates into many benefits for your body, including a decreased incidence of heart attack and stroke.
In addition, you are going to consume a lot of calories. This will likely translate into a loss of weight.
Most of us are aware of all of the adverse conditions that are associated with being overweight.
You will reduce your chances of getting dia
betes, heart attack, stroke, and joint problems by reducing your weight, and SUP can help you accomplish this.
There is one more great benefit to be aware of… it is very relaxing and a great way to relieve stress. Stress, has countless adverse health consequences and negative effects on the body.
A Surfing Alternative
This sport is a very good alternative for people who have difficulty or fear of surfing.
You may have friends that surf, and you want to join the fun, but you are unable to. With SUP, you can still get out there and catch the waves and enjoy the surf with your friends.
Or you may have some health issues that make it difficult for you to surf. Once again SUP is a great alternative.