Exercises for kayakers

A few of my favorite exercises…

Raised leg dumbbell flies:

Raised leg dumbbell pullover:

Reverse dumbbell fly:

Barbell back squat:

Close grip front lat pulldown: 12 more words

First real test of the new year

I got called out of the country on business this week and only managed to get in one workout in the hotel fitness center.

So today was a test to see if I could snap back into the groove of training, especially since I am still a little jetlagged and am fighting the remains of a head/chest cold I had over the holidays. 112 more words

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Eight Days To Go

This morning Boo joined the rest of the team of paddling friends who are attempting one, two, or all three lakes alongside her. The children had fun working together whilst our Support Vehicle and the rest of the parents were finalising maps, food, accommodation, and packing plans. 127 more words


Short workout paddle today

I headed out to the South Rivanna Reservoir late this afternoon to get in some more training base miles.  I got some video on Ivy Creek while I was warming up a bit.   81 more words

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Product Review: RPC3 Wing Blade Paddle is very very good!

How’s training going? I can tell you that with the purchase of a new paddle and my first ever fully carbon fibre paddle that training is going very well mainly because of the paddle I chose as the one to get me through the Yukon River Quest in a couple of months. 402 more words


Before and After the Yukon River

I have been away from the blog for months now as life and work and all sorts seems to take my energies away from my writing time. 457 more words

Salt Spring Island Kayaking