Tips To Avoid Upper Body Injuries While Kayaking or Canoeing
While we are in the midst of summer heat, water activities such as kayaking or canoeing tend to be a popular option to experience the outdoors while beating some of the heat. Many of us (including myself) may be unaware of the impact paddling can place on our bodies when beginning the sport. I remember waking up my first day after kayaking to intense shoulder and back soreness and knew that I needed to educate others about the importance of proper paddling form to prevent injury. Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just beginning, grab your life jacket, and let’s get started on navigating through safe and efficient paddling techniques.
1. Proper Warm Up:
2. Neck Position:
3. Shoulder Position:
4. Hand Position:
Now that you have the knowledge and tips to keep yourself safe, be sure to implement these techniques to prevent injury. I would rather see you out on the water than in my office, but if you have any questions about paddling or other activities, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.