Paddlers Big Bang Standing Stretches- a series of stretching routines that will help those who participate in paddling seated sports (such as Dragon Boat, Outrigger, Surfskis). These are performed while standing.
Ross Eathorne, Exercise & Lifestyle specialist, presents a series of flexibility and mobility routines and yoga poses for paddlers.
Ross Eathorne has been involved with the Seagods, mixed dragon boat champions at the Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships in Hong Kong.
Superficial Back Line
This is a “Big Bang” Stretch for all the muscles of the back side of the body. It is the Uttanasana pose in Yoga and it improves flexibility for all seated sports such as Dragon Boat, Outrigger and Surfski paddling.
Here are 2 version of the Half Moon yoga pose that stretches the lateral line. The option helps put emphasis on the section of the trunk that you want or need mobility in.
This is a “Big Bang” Stretch that enhances the twisting motion and ability in paddlers. If you can’t do it, you must work towards this! Break it down first to an easier pose and practise regularly.
Spiral, Lateral and Back Lines
This is the second of the ultimate “Big Bang” stretch sequence for paddling that you can perform while standing. I present 2 versions of the stretch which enhance the paddler’s entry position.
Superficial Front Line and Spiral Line
These are 2 “Big Bang” yoga stretches for paddlers, the yoga pose Warrior I and a combination pose of the superficial front line and spiral line and gall bladder meridian.
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