I’m paddling with all my strength, but the takeoff fails. What do you think is the cause?
I think Oliver’s paddling is slow in his arms. But are you paddling with all your might?
Yes. I strain my arms.
Perhaps you are misunderstanding how to use your muscles when paddling.
This time, I will talk about how to use the correct muscles.
Move your arms fast when paddling for takeoff
For example, when lifting a heavy object such as a dumbbell, you need to put some effort into your muscles.
However, paddling is done against water. Water is a liquid. You don’t need the power to lift the dumbbells. How does Oliver put effort into paddling?
… I put a lot of effort into my muscles to move heavy objects.
If you use your muscles to move heavy objects, your arms will slow down. The purpose of takeoff paddling is to move the surfboard as fast as possible. The key to doing this is to move your arms as fast as possible.
I found that I should move my arm fast instead of putting pressure on my arm.
A little change in thinking will change your paddling. If you move your arm fast, you will succeed in taking off.
It is likened to athletics.
I think the take-off paddle is a 100M sprint and the moving paddle is a marathon. In my case, at the time of takeoff, I imagine a 100M sprint and paddle.
I understand that take-off paddling and paddling when moving are different.
How to train paddling to move your arms fast
Here are some very good YouTube videos. This training made my paddle faster. Please watch this video and imitate it. (This is a Japanese YouTube video, but you can imitate it.)
It’s a very easy-to-understand video. My paddling is going to be faster. I do this training every day.
The following articles will surely help you. Please read by all means.
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(6)-Because you have a surfboard that is difficult to take off
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(7)-Because you haven’t practiced take-off body motion repeatedly on land.
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(8)-Because you misunderstand that takeoff is a steep fall
Cause of surfing failure(10)-Because you stopped paddling in the middle. A minimum of 10 paddles are required
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(11)-Because your knee are not bent enough
cause of surfing takeoff failure(12)-Because you are trying to use your ankle, calf and thigh muscles to keep you from falling off the surfboard
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(13)-Because you have little experience with takeoff
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(14)-Because your stance is narrow and you put your feet in the wrong position
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(16)-Because your body is stiff. Make your body flexible with yoga or streching
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(17)－When paddling, the angle at which you put your finger in the water is wrong
Cause of surfing takeoff failure(18)-Because your paddling is slow and you step on the leash
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