Globe & Mail Article: How can I get stronger for canoeing and kayaking?

How can I get stronger for canoeing and kayaking?THE QUESTION: I participate in paddling sports such as canoeing, dragon boating and kayaking. Can you give me some tips on how to develop an appropriate sport-specific workout plan?

THE ANSWER: Make sure you include exercises that strengthen any weak links in your kinetic chain. Any muscle weakness will limit your development as a strong and injury-free athlete. If you have had problems with a muscle group, focus on strengthening that group in the gym. If you are not sure what your weakest link is, incorporate exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff and core muscles, since many athletes are weak in these two areas. Read More

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