All tagged Paddling Technique

Welcome to Rafting - Getting In Shape for Boating

Rafting is a highly physical sport at it's core. Weather you are a pro paddler running huge rivers or you are new to rafting and you are going on your first trip with a commercial outfitter, staying in shape is critical to having a great experience out on the river. The expert personal trainers at California Family Fitness share 6 critical exercises to becoming a stronger paddler.

Advanced Paddling Technique: Sweep Stroke

The sweep stroke is the critical paddle stroke for making fast, effective, and powerful turns in nearly any whitewater. The commodore will cover how to begin and end the stroke, some interesting science behind what is happening beneath the water, and the finer points on how to get the most out of this stroke. 

Advanced Paddle Techniques: J-Stroke

The J-stroke is an immensely important stroke for commercial guides or anyone looking to down river progress without the use of a paddle crew. Kailee will cover how to begin and end the stroke, some interesting science behind what is happening beneath the water, and the finer points on how to move your body to get the most out of this stroke.