SUP International regularly features SUP based articles written by Physio Falmouth Plus. Over the course of 2015, Physio Falmouth Plus has contributed to the Knowledge and Paddle Science sections of SUP International magazine. We combine our physiotherapy knowledge in relation to stand-up paddle-boarding to help improve technique, form and efficiency when on the water. All of the articles we write are based on the latest and most current research and and are applicable across all areas of SUP. Ultimately, when you perform a sport such as SUP it’s not only interesting to know how you’re working your body but to understand how you can alter and modify your technique to gain health, fitness and performance benefits. This is not only beneficial for recreational SUP-ers but is particularly true for those who compete and train extensively in the world of SUP.
The winter 2016 copy is currently out and asks:
Do you stretch and if so, why?
It’s impossible to actually increase the length of your muscles by stretching yet regular stretching can, for example, improve your ability to touch your toes.
This therefore poses the question: how does stretching improve your range of movement if a muscle can’t get any longer?
Grab yourself the latest copy of SUP International magazine for the ‘Truth About Stretching’, as written by Physio Falmouth Plus…
Back in the summer, we also contributed an article relating to core muscle strength. Many people think that a well defined six pack equates to a strong core and believe that a strong core can be created by performing numerous sit ups and crunches. ‘The Truth About the Core’ article argues against this and sheds light on exactly which muscles form the core and how to train them.
We’ll be contributing more articles over the course of 2016 so if SUP is your sport keep a lookout for a copy of the magazine to learn more.