If you want to paddle fast, you have to paddle fast.
This morning’s SUP HIIT workout was all about speed. I did a 10 minute warm up at about 60% max effort, and then pounded out some grueling intervals. The focus was on getting up to speed quickly and maintaining the sprint for a full 2 minutes.
When you do interval training, your cardiovascular system gets stronger and pushes more oxygen-rich blood through your body. Your muscles get better at using the oxygenated blood and your stroke becomes more efficient as coordination between the muscles and nervous system improves. It’s important to know your limits and have a good base level of fitness before attempting high intensity interval training.
- 2 minutes @ Max Effort
- 30 second rest
- Repeat 10X
By the end of this workout, my shoulders were on fire and my lungs were burning.
- Board: Riviera Voyager 12’6″ x 32
- Paddle: Werner Grand Prix 93
- Stopwatch / interval timer