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Why Sup Works For Everyone Who Wants To Get Fit

Stand Up Paddling is a modern form of strength/cardio training in order to maintain or start shaping your fitness, to build some muscle and shape your body in its best form. Next to eating healthy and being active, SUP is a great addition or start of an active lifestyle. There are different ways to train on a SUP, but ‘normal’ Stand Up Paddling and yoga are by far the most popular ones.

Part 1

Why SUP gets you fit in no-time?

1. Work out anywhere!
Go inflatable and travel wherever you want. Jobe inflatable SUPs come in a complete package to easily carry anywhere and to bring with you in an aeroplane or car. Just unpack, pump and get on the water.

2. Work out anytime.
The water is your own private outdoor gym. But without the pricy membership. Work-out any time you want: enjoy golden sunsets or –rises or be an adventurous night owl and stow a tent under the bungee cords. You are no longer bound to the hours a normal gym is open.

3. Burn those calories
SUP is a serious full-body work-out, which can easily be combined with cardio on the land. No matter if you want to speed up and go on a Neva Touring 12.6, or perform some Yoga on a Lena 10.6 yoga board. It’s up to you. Embrace the amplifying and healing power of water and try some yoga exercise. The calming sounds of water make you even more focused on your breath. If you just prefer to SUP instead of sitting cross-legged and ‘huummm’, you don’t have to worry not getting paid for your hard work. Just one hour of paddling can burn a lot of calories, due to extra focus on your balance and the simple fact that you use almost all your muscles.

4. Recharge your battery
We know it’s tempting to snuggle away at home, under a warm blanket, when you’re tired. But although you might think this will reload your battery; in the end it de-energizes you and only makes it harder to start exercising again. Exercising outside re-charges your battery faster than any other activity, and when you come home and to take that hot shower you deserved so much, you will feel reborn.

5. Don’t be scared.
Stand Up Paddling means it’s very unlikely you fall in. Therefore, you don’t have to change which makes it easy to work out anytime, everywhere. Because it still is a work-out, you might prefer normal, casual, light, quick drying sport clothes. Still scared? a rule of the thumb is the wider the board, the more stable you stand. On the other hand, the narrower the board, the less stable but the faster the board.

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Part 2

Instead of practicing in a studio, flows & poses are done on a paddle board on the water. What type of yoga you prefer is dependent of your flow the given day.

1. It’s truly a full-body experience.

You’ll work your legs, your feet and your arms. Your feet are your central connection to your board, so think about your feet as your roots. You engage your legs for even more stability, so make sure to put a slight bend in the knees, and avoid stiffening up the lower half of your body. Don’t think to much. The act of paddling comes from the core but you use your arms to create moment with every paddle stroke.

2. Stand-up paddle boarding is for beginners and pro’s

Start with the beginning, if you’ve never been on a stand-up paddle board, don’t be discouraged. Paddle boards are extremely stable and we’ve built for you to balance.

3. You’ll work your core more than on the ground

Expect to engage your core! Your abdominals and therefore your core is super important for proper paddling and avoiding any discomfort in your lower back. By engaging the muscular energy in your core, you’ll not only tone your muscles but will develop a lean body and strengthen your muscles.

4. It’s relaxing.

Savasana, or corpse pose – lay on your back with your palms to the sky – on the paddleboard will be the best savasana of your life! Ending on your board in savasana on the stand-up paddleboard is nothing short of amazing. Imagine, for a moment, lying quietly on your back, floating with movement on the water with fingers dangling in the water and a warm breeze brushing over your body as you listen to the waves.

5. Don’t be scared.

Expect to fall in! Why? Because we have the opportunity to play, and with playfulness comes the ability to let go of our fears and try something daring. The great part about falling in the water is, its REFRESHING.

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