Gone are the days when hours of running on the tred mill were the only way out to shed those stubborn extra pounds. Days and days of dieting, surviving on the salads and resisting from your favorite dish were once the most acknowledged ways of getting back in shape. But the latest trend to reduce weight is stand up paddle boards also called SUPs. These specialized boards are derived from the sport of paddle boarding, which has been around since the early 20th Century and like the surfboard, was created in Hawaii.
Stand up paddle boarding is a low impact work out that burns a ton of calories. The statistics I have come across with excerpt a calorie burn rate of 500 to 700 calories per hour for women and 800 to 1000 calories per hour for men. The main factor that set apart the Stand-Up Paddle Boarding from other water sports, such as surfing or straight Paddle Boarding, is that the stand up paddle boards doesn’t necessitate waves. These paddle boards can be employed in a lake, river, or small swell day at the beach. Also because you're standing, you have a much great observance of the life beneath the water's surface, which can be a key for scrutinizing marine life, or witnessing undertows that may be picking up around you.
The core factor of using Stand Up Paddle Board is resistance. Your legs and your core muscles are working at all times to keep you evenhanded on your board. Your body is working along with many large and small muscles to hold you and steady you as your paddles move over the water. Every time you propel, not only your arms and legs are operational against the resistance of the water but your core muscles are also putting in the same effort holding your body straight against the movement of the board. This further helps in shedding those extra calories.
Before opting for a stand up paddle board, certain points should be kept in mind. The thicker the board, the more steadiness it will provide. A thick board gives the surfer a better prospect to catch waves, and provides a steadier platform for the rider as well. Stand-Up Paddle Boards are a great way to maintain your shape or train during off season, and they're a great voyage to share with your whole family along with being a new sport for you to learn. The second deliberation is about the length and width of the board. Similar to the width, the length also decides the constancy of the board. So, if you are looking for the stability, prefer a shorter board, where as if you are looking for paddling, longer boards are an ideal option for you.