SUP Fitness Benefits and Workouts

Stand up paddleboarding offers an amazing full body workout.  Find out all the various muscles that it works and how to turbocharge your workouts.

Embarking on a journey with Glide SUP introduces a world not just of exhilaration and connection with nature, but a gateway to unparalleled health benefits that stand up paddle boarding (SUP) offers. From the serene embrace of open waters to the gentle challenge against each stroke, paddle boarding with Glide SUP isn't merely a sport—it's a holistic workout that invigorates your body, heart, and soul.

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The Holistic Health Benefits of Paddle Boarding

At the heart of the paddle boarding experience is a treasure trove of fitness benefits, often realized only after the adventure, when the subtle soreness whispers tales of your body's endeavors. Glide SUP takes pride in crafting experiences that not only fill your day with joy but contribute significantly to your health and well-being.

Full Body Workout with a View

The beauty of SUP lies in its simplicity and the comprehensive workout it offers. Engaging from core to calves, every paddle stroke with a Glide inflatable paddle board is a step towards building a stronger, more balanced you. Here’s how:

  • Core and Balance: The unstable nature of water demands constant micro-adjustments from your core, enhancing strength and stability with every paddle.
  • Upper Body: Each stroke is a symphony of strength involving your arms, shoulders, and back, building endurance and muscle tone.
  • Legs and Lower Body: Standing on a paddle board requires leg work to maintain balance, engaging your quads, hamstrings, and calves, ensuring a full lower body workout.

Cardiovascular and Mental Health Boost

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Paddle boarding is more than muscle work; it's a heart-healthy activity that boosts your cardiovascular health without the harsh impact on your joints. Studies have shown significant improvements in cardiovascular fitness, blood pressure, and even lipid profiles among paddleboarders, making it a prime choice for anyone looking to improve their heart health and mental well-being.

Glide SUP Workouts: Take Your Fitness to the Water

Glide SUP isn’t just about leisurely paddles; we advocate for turning the water into your gym with tailored workouts that push your limits and enhance your paddle boarding skills.

  • Balance and Stability: Test your balance by alternating leg lifts or touching the water with your hand while maintaining your stance on the board.
  • Core Strength: Utilize the natural instability of your paddle board for planks and crunches, amplifying the effectiveness of these classic exercises.
  • Interval Training: Mix steady paddling with bursts of high-intensity effort to elevate your heart rate and endurance.

Embrace the Yoga Wave

Why limit yoga to the studio when you can take it to the water? SUP yoga with Glide boards offers an invigorating twist to traditional poses, challenging your balance and enhancing the workout. Start with basic poses and gradually explore more complex ones, all while surrounded by the calming presence of water.

The Glide SUP Difference

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Choosing Glide SUP means more than selecting a board; it’s choosing a lifestyle that values quality, community, and the transformative power of paddle boarding. Our boards stand apart not just for their superior construction and durability but for the experiences they unlock—health, happiness, and harmony with nature.

Remember, safety is paramount. Always wear a personal flotation device (PFD), and assess weather and water conditions before setting out. Glide SUP is more than a brand; it’s a companion on your journey to wellness, adventure, and environmental connection. Here’s to many happy paddles ahead!