The importance of good technique in paddle sports

Watch any elite athlete, and what sticks out is how effortless athletes make their chosen sport look. A swimmer glides through the water, a marathon runner seems to float above the ground, and a top level kayaker looks efficient and smooth, their body operating as one whole unit to propel their boat forwards. Whether [...]

2017-04-20T12:48:36+00:00 December 20th, 2016|The Coach - Roei Yellin|

Boat Glide

Kayaking, in contrast to other sports, is not only about the “burn”, the high pulse, or the average speed throughout the session. As one of the more complicated techniques in the sporting world, paddling technique has a secret ingredient: boat glide. From Olympic champions to novice paddlers there's a common thread that runs through [...]

2017-04-20T12:48:47+00:00 December 20th, 2016|The Coach - Roei Yellin|

Secret to Speed & Safety: Your Elbows

When looking at the common injuries of the paddling community, there are two main danger zones – the lower back and the shoulder joint. In this blog post, we will explain how to prevent shoulder injuries with one simple guideline – elbows down. The human shoulder is a very complex joint that consists of [...]

2017-04-20T12:48:56+00:00 December 20th, 2016|The Coach - Roei Yellin|

A Sprinter’s Technical Toolkit

Imagine you’re running an 800m race, on a balance beam, with the first 100m an all-out sprint! Sprint Canoe is a technical sport; athletes need the aerobic engine of a marathon runner and the strength of a sprinter.  Success in Sprint Canoe requires a finely tuned athletic engine and excellent technique, carried out in [...]

2017-04-20T12:49:06+00:00 December 20th, 2016|The Coach - Roei Yellin|

Speed Matters: Tips for Downwind Paddlers

What is your average time for 10km? How many miles can you paddle in an hour? Sounds familiar? When it comes to measuring their ability, it's fairly common for paddlers to fixate on certain parameters. This habit will eventually hurt your progress because, to become a proficient paddler, you must develop a variety of [...]

2017-04-20T12:56:07+00:00 December 20th, 2016|The Coach - Roei Yellin|

Performance Data Analysis: Stroke Length, Distance Per Stroke, and Stroke Placement

Stroke length, distance per stroke, and stroke placement What do they mean? Why are they important? And how can use this data to improve your performance? Let us help… On the Motionize Paddle app, you can view two different parameters that paddlers tend to confuse. In this short post, we’ll dive into the difference [...]

2017-04-20T12:55:59+00:00 December 20th, 2016|The Coach - Roei Yellin|
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