By Jackie Siemon The sport of dragon boat is not conducive to even muscle development due to its one-sided nature. Paddlers often overdevelop or under develop muscle groups as a result of repetitive one-sided movements. This leaves some muscles weak, while others become significantly stronger. Such effects are usually seen in the shoulders and back. These resulting muscle imbalances... Continue Reading →
Uncompromised core body position is the key to PaddleCore’s core body stroke. If your body position is off at any time throughout your stroke, it can result in diminished power and negatively effect the team’s paddling rhythm. It can be tempting to keep pushing through each phase of your dragon boat stroke in an attempt... Continue Reading →
Years ago, I stopped telling athletes to “reach for the catch.” They were simply reaching and it did not encourage core engagement and extension. Here is what you should say instead.
Now that you have your dragon boat team in place, you need a team training program. These guidelines will help you, and we've included a sample training program!
Compared to some other sports, dragon boating is still quite niche so information spreads pretty fast, whether it’s right or wrong. These three myths seem to permeate all levels of the dragon boat spectrum; age, ability, and experience.