Training

  • Week 4 - Off the Couch Training Plan - Building Base/Strength

    Recovery weeks and rest days are often overlooked and it takes discipline to not do that extra paddle or run on a rest day. For most, you might actually feel really good during the second half of a recovery week and feel like you should go and do an extra workout or two. FOMO is a real thing. I mean, if your friends are working out...
  • Week 3 - Off the Couch Training Plan - Building Base/Strength

    Training programs are designed using a progressive workload. Meaning adding weight, frequency or number of repetitions every week for anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks followed by a recovery week to give your body the opportunity to repair itself. Each of these weekly blocks are considered mesocycles. Ideally, you want to stack 3 to 5 mesocycles consecutively to create a macrocycle or training program. The longer the training program...
  • Week 2 - Off The Couch Training Plan - Building Base/Strength

    During the first month of training, it’s important to set a good foundation for your body to build off of. Majority of training will be in Level 2,3. Think of this training as the locomotive that keeps on going with low effort. During this early period, you are trying to find speed at low intensity focusing on solid technique and power application. As well as...
  • Week 1 - Off the Couch Training Plan - Building Base/Strength

    Week 1: Building Base/Strength

    In the first weeks of any training regimen it’s important to shake off the cobwebs and start building strength and base. Basework is key for athletes who are involved in endurance or sprint racing sports especially if you haven't been training during the off season. LSD or long slow duration is what you need...

  • OC Training Plan for Our Endless "Off-Season"

    From Coach Tyson Kubo, here is a 4-day per week workout program for maintenance of paddle fitness during this (seemingly endless!) off-season...
  • Know Your Training Zones and How to Use Them

    Depending on your goals your training will need to vary.  Getting ready for a big open water race will require a much different approach than training for a sprint between flags.  Knowing how the training zones translate to improved performance is critical in designing a training plan that will enable you to achieve those goals.