Paddle strokes for women
Posted by: chiro2003oh on Jun-24-10 10:43 AM (EST)
Our paddling club (purewaterpaddlers.com) has many women in its ranks (I am not one of them). Many have expressed difficulty in keeping up with husbands/boyfriends during outings, and with loading/unloading racked boats on their own (the safety issues of solo paddling are another day's topic). Consequently, I have sought out info on women in paddling from several sources to incorporate into our informal club offerings to members. I can attest to the fact that, when women learn techniques that play to their strengths rather than attempt to imitate the poor technique of most men, their competence, endurance, self-confidence, and enjoyment of the sport soars! Along with it, there are many fewer injuries to shoulders and backs. They also can keep going when their burly men are lagging, which is a source of endless amusement.
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