2019/2020 Individual Winter Paddle Training Program
Work with Coach Jay Wild one-on-one for an individual winter training program designed by paddlers for paddlers.
Program runs November 4, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Join anytime.
Questions? Send us a note.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Individual Winter Paddle Training Progam is an integrated paddle training program including strength training, indoor and outdoor paddling, performance testing, technique analysis and tuning, and a 5-month daily workout plan delivered via Training Peaks or daily emails. The program centers on athlete-driven workouts following the plan provided by Coach Jay Wild.
HOW DOES IT IMPROVE MY PADDLING?
Take advantage of the off-season winter months to hone your paddling technique, and build a bigger, more powerful paddling engine.
WEIGHT TRAINING. Weight training strengthens your paddling muscle framework to deliver more power in each stroke. You can do the weight training in your home, at a local gym, or even a hotel gym if you are traveling for work.
TECHNIQUE ANALYSIS. Technique analysis and tuning are conducted monthly using an indoor paddling erg or paddling outdoors on calm water on your OC1 or surf ski. Use our easy-to-follow Stroke Analysis Video Guide to help a friend capture video of your stroke using a mobile phone. Coach Jay will analyze your stroke and recommend specific opportunities for improvement. His feedback includes clear instructions on the necessary stroke changes and the skill-building drills.
PERFORMANCE TESTING (Optional). Performance testing includes the 'gold standards' (Lactate Threshold, VO2 Max) used by professional and recreational endurance athletes to determine optimal training intensity and track performance gains over time. Testing is conducted by a sports medicine expert in your area - we can recommend a good source from our network or you can source one. If available, the test outputs are integrated into your daily workout plans thereby personalizing each workout for your particular fitness level and strengths/weaknesses. Note: There is an additional one-time fee for Performance Testing.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR PADDLING. Indoor paddle erg and/or on-water paddling interval sessions help maintain or build fitness throughout the winter.
CROSS-TRAINING: Mix up your training. Gear up and get outside for a run, bike, cross-country ski, or other cross-training sessions.
EXPERT SPEAKERS: Build your knowledge, skills and practical know-how from monthly expert presentations on training, technique, nutrition, sports psychology, and other topics. Tune in online as we live stream presentations via Facebook.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This program is right for individual paddling athletes looking to take advantage of the winter months to train part-time (2-3 days per week) or full-time (5 to 6 days per week). Geographically, this program is used by athletes in the US, Canada, Great Britian, Ireland, Australia, and Canada
PRO PLAN (PART-TIME): The part-time plan is great for participants looking to enjoy other winter sports activities while maintaining paddling-specific fitness, or for busy professionals or those with a family who want to make the most of several workouts per week.
EXPERT PLAN (FULL-TIME): The full-time plan is perfect for serious paddlers looking to significantly improve their paddling performance over the winter and hit the water in Summer 2020 ready to crush it.