SUP paddle technique

Explanation, why important is the precise SEPA Paddle Technique


















To do the SUP sport is very healthy. The SUP community is getting bigger and loves this brilliant sport. But if you look around, you can see many mistakes. I will point out these.

Therefore, I made a paddle technique survey to show you the quantity and quality of technical implementations, and their relationships.


The SUP (racing) paddling style, like sport movement, is a cyclic sport movement.
In cyclic sports the athletes are doing, the same movements, and they are repeated in most cases.
The effects are cumulative.
The good and the bad repetitions as well.











So, during one hour of training, you will be repeating a similar movement

                                           around 3000 times.

Please imagine what happens if this movement is not precise.

You will damage and hurt yourself. I will  show you where and why.

So, during a paddling session you are doing X amount of strokes...

This can be done well or incorrectly
But let's see what does it mean to do it incorrectly ?
When a part of your body is in such a dangerous position, during the movement, it can damage the surrounding tissue.
If this is repeated, for example 1000 times/hour, it can cause permanent damage.

It will have a negative orthopedic or other unhealthy effect on your body.

The other effect is, the inadequate results in the races, because of pain or  the poor possibility to use of your force.

2 Fundamental error

  • The position on the knee  





























So, based on the numbers what the athletes sent me, let's have a look.

The numbers show us, how strong  physically the sup community is, because the

- average spm is  52 ..... according to the  data.
- in one hour: 3120 strokes
- each side,1560

If you do everything right, you will be tired, sure .....

But, if the execution is wrong? Hmmmm ..... you know what's going to happen?

  • The rotation paddle technique, which is not properly prepared with a special reinforced deep core muscles

Overall these are the main causes of an injury,

in the Stand Up Paddling.

Incorrect knee position: orthopedic hip,

knee damage, sciatica, back and neck pain
Rotation technique: sciatica, cartilage hernia,

back, neck and shoulder pain


For children, these effects are even

more destructive.

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