By Suzie Cooney
Life and you are trending! New beginnings and looking down the line of life begin here. Lean back, enjoy the ride into the New Year as great adventures await you. This is the happiest place for me to be as no wave or ride is ever the same. Release yourself from fear, don’t try, do and always treat others as you would want to be treated. Mahalo for your friendship and support! IMUA
Keep it simple and be real and do what you love the most. Everything else will work itself out. Trust me.
Stay tuned for more to come and see you on the water.
I can’t wait to hear from you and learn what you’re up to in the New Year. Please leave your comments and thoughts as to what’s important to you! You all rock!
This exercise for stand up paddling is designed to increase your total purchase power from your entire shoulder complex directly to the blade of your paddle. It also engages and strengthens your entire core! RESULT: Maximum stroke power!
This exercise is GREAT for surfers too and is for all levels of paddlers.
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Everyone knows how much I practice and train myself and all my clients to increase their SUP performance on the Indo Board Balance Training Gear. All levels of paddlers can enhance their training. You can’t miss this opportunity to give this gift to yourself! When you train the brain to fire and execute the same muscles you use when you’re going deep, or doing downwinders, buoy racing, channel crossings, distance or just going out to have fun; by training with this Indo Board gear your paddling skills will skyrocket. See my recent articles / videos at the bottom of this post! CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW
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For years I’ve been training myself and people from around the world to up their SUP performance. I could not do it without the Indo Board Gigante Flo Cushion combined with the Indo Board Pro Kicktail. This is a winning combination if you’re into surfing, stand up paddle surfing and downwinders, or if you simply like to cruise around. Go deeper, paddle the distance, cut that buoy turn, and carve harder with new-found strength.
I’ve produced lots of videos and articles, ( see links below ) using this gear and it still rings true that the better your brain is trained with proprioception work and functional training such as this type of training, the better you’ll perform out there on the water. Time and time again my clients and I notice a HUGE difference when you’ve put a bit of time into your land training. Right away you will feel the transfer to all the muscles you need to manage small surf, big surf or if you’re looking simply to improve your balance.
Most people rely on their large muscles, such as the hip, the knee and the ankle, to literally push them through a bottom turn or to catch a glide on a downwinder. However, if you can call up all of the tiny finer muscles to fire first then signal the larger muscles to jump in, your performance could increase ten-fold. Additionally, everyone talks, core core core.. it’s true. The core is everything excluding your extremities so train it, as it’s one of the many benefits that you’ll gain when using this gear.
I literrally could not continue my career as a coach and trainer and professional paddler without the Indo Board Balance Training Gear. I’d have to retire as a checkerboard champion or something like that.
No but seriously, I’m very sincere when I write this. You’ll have a blast and you’ll really improve at the sport you love.
Check out all my videos and learn how I train the pros. Get your gear right here or look for the links in the sidebars of this post. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me through my website. I’m happy to help. I’d love to learn how you’re SUP and surf game has improved! Please leave a comment.
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Suzie Cooney, CPT
Owner of Suzie Trains Maui, LLC
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This quick stand up paddling performance tip that shows you how to increase your stroke paddling power from deep within your core and obliques, while at the same time allows you to challenge your balance and build leg strength and reaction time.
This video will help all levels of paddlers improve their upper body strength and endurance too.
The equipment needed for this workout is the Indo Board Gigante Flo Cushion along with, pictured here; the Indo Board Pro Kicktail Board. You can purchase through this website or directly here: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=452431&U=774529&M=45631&urllink=
Here’s a photo of the Indo Board Gigante Flo Cushion combined with the Pro Kicktail Board. I like this combination as the width of the Kicktail and the length offers the extreme in balance challenges.
The SUP Boards ridden in the opening of this video are made by Naish: Check out the boards here: http://www.naishsurfing.com
See you on the water! Aloha, Suzie
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There is a saying, it’s not the challenge you face, but how you face the challenge. And that’s what Kody Kerbox did this past Saturday August 17th, at the 2013 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, in Hood River, Oregon, where he finished 1st in the elite men’s 8 mile downwind stand up paddle race. Victory found him the following day as he blew up the challenging course race as he placed 2nd in the ( his words ) most “brutal” upwind course. His time was so good in the first race it placed him first overall for the entire event! Champagne was flowing. Elite results
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Yes, I am beaming and very proud as one of his circle of mentors who has seen him grow stronger and wiser with each year, each race, each huge wave or whatever comes his way. He is on fire!
Kody Kerbox is just coming off a strong, finishing second in the prestigious Molokai to Oahu, where he paddled for his first solo crossing, July 28th, 2013 and finished 32 miles in 5:26:21 and 9th overall. This year’s crossing was considered the most challenging in ten years with heavy head winds to the finish and a ridiculous backwashing current some are still cursing.
An example of how Kody used his brain power over this daunting, treacherous stretch of water, he told me, “I just kept my head down and didn’t look for the island, I waited until the island came to me.”
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A Special Women’s Stand Up Paddle and Fitness Experience on Maui hosted by world-renown professional SUP athlete Suzie Cooney
(Saratoga, California) – Professional Stand Up Paddle Athlete and Trainer Suzie Cooney, along with Ultimate Experience, is proud to announce a special, women-specific experience in Maui, Hawaii, in January 2014. Beat the cold and getaway to the breath-taking Lumeria Resort for an unforgettable SUP and Fitness retreat. Cooney, a globally recognized athlete, SUP pioneer, professional fitness trainer, has put together an incredible and exclusive five-night stay at Lumeria for six women. This experience benefits Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness, a cause Suzie is passionate about.
Located near the historic town of Pa’ia, Lumeria is one of the islands’ premiere and intimate locations, highlighted by barefoot elegance and sparkled with tropical gardens, saline pool and Jacuzzi, exquisite guest rooms and first-class yoga studios. With Suzie as your guide, tour one of the birthplaces of Stand Up Paddle as Maui reveals itself to truly be the gem of all island getaways. Fine-tune your stroke, learn water safety, board control and discover myriad health benefits of SUP on the crystal clear, blue, warm waters of Maui.
Through finely tuned training sessions with Suzie, you’ll build strength, improve balance, and get your mind in line with the ocean breeze. Between the adventures, enjoy fresh, organic farm-to-table meals artfully crafted and prepared by Lumeria’s award-winning staff, rounding out your healthy, restorative retreat.
It’s my sincere pleasure to introduce you to one of my new clients and new inspirations to Maui’s stand up paddle scene, Sasha Kinloch. Like many who enter the sport they discover that it’s amazing way to achieve a superior level of fitness, it’s a great cross training tool, or like Sasha they learn that this could be their newest healthy obsession!
I believe all of my clients are unique and often teach me more than I offer them. Sasha is an interesting blend of high energy, intense focus and has a way of visualizing exactly what her goals are. For a trainer, that makes my job easy!
Her base of fitness is already on the higher side which can only help her achieve her goals faster and with greater success. She wants to compete in all of Maui’s races, which are mostly downwinders. Her first race was the recent OluKai Ho’olaule’a. I didn’t get to meet her until the event, and learned that that day was her first time down Maliko! What a day that was for everyone. And here we are.
When I meet a person like Sasha and I see that fire in her eyes, I feel the need to pull the reigns in ever so gently to be sure she will enjoy every step of the way and not rush the “process” of putting her time in on the water. Nothing can compare to pure paddling time, getting worked and tumbled now and then, as the time spent on the water is the real training ground. People often ask me how many miles they need to run or cycle to equal number of miles on the water for distance or catching bumps or glides, and I simply say, ”just time on the water.” There really is no way to measure that.
I asked Sasha a few questions as to why she’s taken with the sport of SUP and I hope it will inspire you to set new goals or maybe enter your first local race.
What is the best health benefit you fill stand up paddling gives you? Sasha writes, “SUP provides a whole body workout combined with the intimate connection to the ocean that feeds my soul. I appreciate the way SUP has developed endurance in my arms, while at the same time engaging my core and legs. As a collegiate athlete I Continue reading Meet Sasha Maui’s New Stand Up Paddling Strong & Beautiful Talent
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