How to Prepare for Kayaking
These days we spend a lot of time indoors and can only indulge in our favorite activities on some weekends. In the case of kayaking, people easily get out of shape due to lack of consistent exercise, and the equipment stored away for some time, is neglected.
Kayaking tours are part of an active sport, you can always head over to Fort Pierce and try out our kayak rentals, and Paddle board rentals too. The way you paddle is enhanced or cut down depending on how you did during the off season. And if you have been a couch potato during the off season, your confidence in the water can suffer when you compare your current performance with that of when you were fit.
Coming up with a fitness plan should not be too hard for people who will be working with kayak paddles. You can warm up by using light dumbbells, from the side up to shoulder height, in front of you up to your shoulders, and from your side to above your head, which you can finish off with reverse flies while bending the waist.
This warm up exercise gets you ready for managing heavier weights consistently like the paddles you will use against the water.
Having your gear, boats, and outfit ready is important. Everything needs to be clean, packed and ready to go. You can even make a checklist so that you do not forget anything.
Make sure that you have all your paddling equipment ready. This includes your dry suit, first aid kit, throw bag, rescue vest, shoes, fleece, bug spray, and if you are staying overnight, a bag for the stuff you will need. Make sure you keep this bag separate from the stuff you will need for your kayaking tour at Kayaks and Boards.
With Kayaks and Boards you don’t have to worry about preparing the paddle board or kayak rentals, as they are taken care of by experts of the water sports activity, some of whom will also be accompanying you as your guides for the tours. Kayaks and boards also supplies one dry bag, whistle, and life jacket to each of their renters. For play-boating you just need to double check if your happy thruster is in good shape.
Being Mentally Ready
Kayaking and paddle boarding is lots of fun, and is sought out for pure recreational purposes by many people. Look up instructional videos online if you want to be specially prepared for the activity. You can learn about different techniques here too like strokes, bracing, play-boating, and river running. This way you will know what you are in for.
You can watch videos of your favorite runs or the ones that you want to work on for the upcoming tour. If you want you can also get in the pool and practice strokes, rolls, and bracing.