Stand up paddling boarding (SUP) is becoming more popular with fitness enthusiasts as an effective way to work your entire body and torch calories. SUP requires balance and a strong core and as many muscles are being engaged to keep you on the board some people may burn between 500-1000 calories per hour while they are on the water. Fitness routines are now being designed around paddle boards that include doing pushups, v-sits and other core strengtheners all of which are made more challenging as you are trying to keep yourself upright on the paddle board.
- Stand-up paddleboarding provides a great way to work out a variety of muscles.
- There are different workout routines available to help develop a fit body, and be more steady while paddleboarding.
- Stand-up paddleboarding may seem difficult at first, but it can provide experiences that other sports cannot provide (like venturing into caves).
“You can easily burn 1,000 calories or more an hour while max-effort racing, and even laid-back excursions burn about 500 an hour.”