If your whole body workout has a rut, it's sometimes the best option to hit the water.
That would certainly be the recommendation of the founder of Red Paddle Co., John Hibbard, who is a big proponent of water sports such as stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) to get out and get fit. When addressed as a workout, riders can burn a whole body through the extremely stressful, reward-intensive activity on the water without having to do many land-based exercises on the water, such as complex movements that can strain the rider's joints and repetitive, baffling ones routines. If you're paddling at moderate speed, Denver Post may also burn you up to 500 calories an hour.
Hibbard is not the only one who supports SUP. A May 2018 study predicts that the global market for boards will grow over the next decade as the popularity of water sports and design innovations makes activity more general.
One of the key breakthroughs driving SUP's accessibility was the design of inflatable boards (iSUPs), with companies like Hala and Hibbards Red Paddle Co. leading the charge. Instead of stiff, unwieldy fiberglass panels, these versatile boards are (relatively) easy to disassemble (relatively) for transportation and storage, making them much more attractive to non-competitors.
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The need for a cheaper board design was obvious to Hibbard early on. He began windsurfing as a teenager in the United States and eventually competed in the professional world. After the competitive aspects of the sport suffered from his body and burned him mentally, he switched to paddle boarding.
"I was looking for something that looked almost like rehab to flatten my body," Hibbard said in a telephone interview to MensHealth.com . He claimed the benefits of SUP were immediately obvious as his back and ankle problems were alleviated by windsurfing with higher impact on the rickety board. However, there were more positive results than just the health of his body. He could SUP whenever he wanted, because wind conditions did not matter, and he could invite more non-surfer friends to enjoy the water, because SUPing is as easy as jumping on the board, finding balance, and to paddle
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