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About Coach Chase

I love coaching paddlers to steer them away from the easily avoidable mistakes I made early in my SUP career. I've competed in more than 100 stand up paddle events around the world and served as a race organizer for 15 events since 2009. Dad to Stella, JP Australia team rider, Stand Up Paddle Athletes Associate President and salt water addict.

Training Intensity and Training Zones for Paddlers

Training at the appropriate intensity is a key element to improving your performance and staying injury free. Harder is not always better. A majority of workouts should be performed at an easy to medium intensity with short intervals of high intensity. Use the information in this article to help gauge your intensity during your training sessions.

Balance Training For Paddlers

All of the elements of fitness are important, but balance training for paddlers certainly has a special place for those who find themselves constantly falling in the water. Balance is a key factor in becoming an well-rounded paddler in all water conditions. Your entire existence as a stand up and outrigger paddler requires you to have some level

By | 2017-03-25T13:14:01+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Fitness|

Mobility Training For Paddlers

Mobility refers to your ability to move your body and limbs freely and painlessly through a desired movement. Mobility training for paddlers has a wide range of benefits and should be incorporated into your paddle training and racing schedules. Without proper mobility, we create body movements and habits that can lead to poor posture, muscle

By | 2017-03-25T13:24:16+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Fitness|

Strength Training For Paddlers

Strength training for SUP and outrigger paddling is an important part of most successful paddle training programs. Simply put, strength is the ability of your muscles to move things. These things might be a barbell that you are moving through a heavy squat or a board that you’re moving through the water. You use muscles throughout your body

By | 2017-03-25T13:50:48+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Fitness, Outrigger Paddling, Stand Up Paddle|

Cross Training Exercises for Paddlers: A Practical Guide

Sport specific paddle training is important and highly efficient, however, endurance cross training for paddlers off of the water can also be a valuable paddle training tool. Paddle Society coaches will often write these kinds of workouts into member's customized training plans depending on their goals, athletic background, time constraints and ability to paddle through the winter.

By | 2017-03-27T15:14:33+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Fitness, Foundational Stand Up Paddle Content|

Paddle Faster With These Important Energy Systems

The essential elements of fitness that help create a well-rounded paddler include cardiovascular endurance, strength, power, speed, balance and mobility. Before learning how to optimize these elements to paddle faster, we must understand the energy systems that help them function. Without properly training the energy systems, improvement on the water cannot be maximized and you

Rest: The Best Tool for Paddle Training and Racing

Rest is the most under-rated training tool at your disposal. Rest during paddle training and racing is critical for peak performance, yet it is often used improperly. A common approach from endurance athletes is to think, “more is better.” For example, "If paddling four miles is good for me, seven will be better!" Not exactly.

Assessing Paddling Speed and Fitness Performance

Once you establish training and racing goals, it's important to asses your paddling speed and current physical fitness before starting any kind of training program. These assessments give clear indications of the effectiveness of training and allow you, or a Paddle Society coach, to plan, monitor and adjust the program. This approach helps you reach peak performance

By | 2017-03-25T14:04:45+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Outrigger Paddling, Stand Up Paddle, Training, Training|