Monthly Archives: March 2017

Water and air temperature and the use of wetsuits when kayaking or canoeing

With Spring officially here in the northern hemisphere, many boaters will be heading back out on the water to enjoy what they perceive to be warm, sunny days. But there is a danger. Bodies of water and rivers and streams … Continue reading

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Training and tracking

If you haven’t picked up on it by now, I am a firm believer in tracking and measuring as much as possible when it comes to training.  If you can’t measure it then you can’t manage it. That’s why I … Continue reading

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A great day for a workout paddle

The weather was nice mid-day today in Central Virginia (in between morning and evening rains) so I loaded up the Pyranha Octane and headed for my local reservoir.  This is the third or fourth time I’ve paddled it but the … Continue reading

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Return to the James River Rundown

Today I registered for the James River Rundown to be held on June 24-25.  They changed the distances of the various races this year and did away with the 20-mile, 100-mile, and 140-mile variations and switched to a 120-mile version … Continue reading

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Dave The Kayaker is now on Facebook.

I have no idea why I created a Facebook group but I did. YOU could be the first to care. http://bit.ly/2mLS5Ji 

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Starting to wind down in the gym

My gym workout this evening started to look different than it has lately. I did some relatively light calf raises and shoulder shrugs before hitting the Concept II rower for 25 minutes or 4656m of HIIT’s, 8 minutes of intervals … Continue reading

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Exercises for kayakers

A few of my favorite exercises… Raised leg dumbbell flies: Raised leg dumbbell pullover: Reverse dumbbell fly: Barbell back squat: Close grip front lat pulldown: Wide grip front lat pulldown: Seated cable row: Rowing ergometer: Kayak ergometer:

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