Is Paddle Board a good workout?

Standup paddle board can offer a fun and comforting activity that typically anyone can do, it is also one of the best exercises out there. Individuals with all body shapes, sizes and ages are appealing in standup paddle board as a fun fitness activity. As many people have heard, standup paddle boarding is the best workout for a full body workout. SUPing is a low effect exercise that is a group of balance and strength which are trained as you are paddling on your board. It’s not only an outstanding core workout but also the, legs, shoulders, arms and neck which all work together.

Different Paddle Board Workouts

1. Calories Burned SUP Surfing

One group of paddle boarding is paddle board surfing. Surfers call it some of the greatest cross training you can do to progress your surfing. Obviously the bigger and rougher the waves, the tougher you work which interprets to more calories burned. For our study we surfed the Coronado Shores on a classic chest to head high day with light winds. After an hour of Paddle Surfing at an rigorous pace catching waves every couple of minutes we collected the data and revealed that you can burn 623-735 Calories paddle surfing in an hour.

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2. Calories Burned SUP Racing

Racing might be the main strength group of paddle board where there is no reducing down and your heart rate and cardiovascular are at full control. Your calorie burn can differ significantly depending on stroke strength, stroke form, wind speed as well as water situations. For our specific test we raced the Dana Ocean Challenge which was a 5 mile sup race and found that you can burn on average 713-1,125 calories in just under an hour of high strength racing. To put in viewpoint the top finisher in our 12’6 class did the 5 miles in about 48 minutes. We finished up at around 55 minutes.

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3. SUP Touring

SUP Touring involves paddling for long distances at a reasonable pace without stopping in between. To measure the average number of calories burned, we did one hour of touring in Glorietta Bay with an normal speed of 3 mph.

4. SUP yoga

SUP Yoga can be comforting and thoughtful, but also terrifying and an powerful workout for the mind, body and soul.


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