Kayaking for Fitness: An 8-Week Program to Get Fit and Have Fun

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The Heliconia Press, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages
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An 8-week program to get fit and have fun.
Kayaks are great for recreational paddling, but did you know that you can also use your boat to get fit, tone your muscles and develop endurance? Kayaking for Fitness shows how anyone of any age or fitness level can use kayaking to get a great full body workout, or as a low-impact complement to other sports like running or cycling. Couch potatoes to serious competitors are invited to join coach, marathon paddler, and Canadian Downriver Racing Champion Jodi Bigelow as he guides kayakers of all levels to greater health, increased energy and full body fitness. Kayaking for Fitness offeres a comprehensive 8-week program to get fit fast, with kayak workouts tailored for beginner, intermediate and advanced paddlers.

 

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Contents

Chapter 4
29
Reentry 4
64
Understanding Aerobic
78
Program Overview
92
Overview
102
Overview
108
Overview
124
Overview
134
for Endurance
143
Competitive Kayaking Activities
151
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Jodi has been a competitive adventure athlete and trainer for over 10 years and is one of Canada's best multi-sport endurance athletes. He was on the Canadian Wildwater and Marathon Kayaking teams and has competed in world championships in France, Germany and the Czech Republic. He won the Canadian Downriver Racing Championships in 2006. Jodi also recently completed the Yukon River Quest, a 750 km race in Canada down the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Jodi attributes much of his success to the role kayaking has played in his training.

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