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The Top SUP Workouts

The Top SUP Workouts

Posted by Dunn Rite on Oct 23rd 2020

For those looking to get an awesome workout while also enjoying the open water, one of the top options to try is called stand-up paddle boarding. When looking at options for stand up paddleboards, or SUPs, they come in all shapes and sizes. There are inflatable SUPs, solid or traditional paddleboards, and SUPs designed for children or beginners. One of the advantages of an inflatable paddleboard is that it can also provide people with an exceptional workout. There are a few top stand-up paddleboarding workouts that everyone should try!

Yoga on a Stand-Up Paddleboard

One of the top workouts that people can try is SUP yoga. SUP yoga is a great workout that improves focus, flexibility, strength, and coordination. Numerous yoga variations have been introduced during the past few years, such as cardio yoga and hot yoga. Now, people can add SUP yoga to this list as well.

The added challenge of yoga on a stand-up paddleboard is incredibly exciting! Not only do people have to try to hold their pose, but the added challenge of a smaller area on top of moving water is also fun! This will help people increase their core strength while also basking underneath the beautiful glow of the sun. Yoga is known for being a total body workout, being on a SUP forces you to focus further on balance which engages all the little muscles that you might not engage during a typical yoga class. 

Kayaking on a Stand-Up Paddleboard

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Another excellent way for people to get in a workout on an inflatable SUP is to try kayaking. When people think about kayaks, they often envision professionals who are tackling whitewater rapids. This isn’t quite what SUP kayaking is all about; however, people can still take this workout and tailor it to meet their needs! Check out the additional SUP seat that can be added to the Dunn Rite inflatable SUP that allows you to have a kayak option with your SUP.

When kayaking on a stand-up paddleboard for the first time, it is a good idea to start on a calm body of water. Many people do not realize just how intense this workout is going to be. Then, gradually, people can step up the intensity and try water that is moving. Kayaking on a stand-up paddleboard is not only an upper arm workout but a cardio workout as well. Therefore, start low and go slow! Don’t forget to bring some water!

Racing on a Stand-Up Paddleboard

Once people get used to wielding the paddle, another great workout and way to spend time with friends is racing on a stand-up paddleboard! There are competitions that take place all over the world on SUPs! This is an excellent way for everyone to put their skills to the test. People do not have to be expert racers to participate in SUP racing. There are races that take place at all skill levels. Therefore, why not take a look at some of the SUP races in the local area and give them a try! Racing on a stand-up paddleboard is certainly a cardio workout!

Surfing on a Stand-Up Paddleboard

One of the most thrilling activities that someone can try on an inflatable SUP is surfing. When people think about surfing, they often envision the gigantic waves off the coast of California. While this is certainly one way to try surfing, surfing is also possible on an inflatable SUP! There are lessons that people can take to learn how to get up and balance on their SUP. Then, with a few pointers, everyone is going to be good to go! This is a workout for the core,  legs, and the arms!

Ball Sports on a SUP

Finally, it is hard to end a list of workouts on a SUP without covering a team sport. There are lots of variations on ball sports that people can try on a SUP. Many of them involve nets, boundaries, teammates, and a little bit of contact! This will provide a workout for the core, the legs, and the arms, but also the mind! There is nothing wrong with playing a few team games on a SUP!

Learn More about Stand-Up Paddleboards from Dunn-Rite Pool Products

If you are looking to get the most out of your stand-up paddleboard experience, you need to have the right equipment. That is where Dunn-Rite Pool SUPs are high quality inflatable SUPs that can take you from a relaxing tour to a high energy sport on the lake or ocean. The Dunn Rite inflatable SUPs come with a carbon fiber adjustable paddle, efficient pump to inflate and a durable backpack for storing and hauling. 

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