Stand-up paddle boarding provides the body with an intense cardio workout that your burning muscles might despise you for but your six-pack abs will greatly appreciate. Because much of SUP requires a great deal of balance, leg muscles such as the quadriceps and hamstrings are constantly at work. SUP also works out both the arm and shoulder muscles when a rider uses the paddle to move the board across the surface of the water. Now you can get a full-body workout all while making it look like a day at the beach.
Pro Tip: When preparing for SUP, always assume the Ready Position: feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and your back straight. This position not only helps to stabilize your body while you’re paddling but also allows for a workout