In the past few years stand up paddle boarding has increased in popularity here on Table Rock Lake. You get the benefit of being on the water while getting in a little fitness training as well.
A Great Workout
SUPs can provide you with a good overall workout. You will use your core to maintain balance to remain upright while moving forward across the lake. The intensity you will experience will be dependent on the lake conditions and distance travelled.
If you are paddling on Table Rock Lake near State Park Marina, there can be a lot of waves for boats and wind; your workout will be intense. If you are simply drifting in a protected cove, it will be less intense.
Working on Your Core
Paddle boarding provides the perfect workout for your core using almost every muscle in the body.
The major majority of SUP is balance. Your leg muscles will constantly be working to keep you balanced much like traditional surfing.
In addition, paddling utilizes your back, arms, and shoulders to propel yourself. The core front and back muscles are always at work to maintain your balance.
Very Low Impact
Another great benefit to paddle boarding is the low impact exercise you get from standing up and paddling at the same time. The sport of stand up paddle boarding on Table Rock Lake is not likely to damage any muscles or tendons. SUP is particularly helpful for runners that are experiencing shin splints or hip and knee discomfort. This is one sport that allows you to burn calories without messing with your joints.
There are a number of health benefits to stand up paddle surfing and the best part is it will not cause any damage to your body while enjoying the view of the lake and surroundings. Along the way, you will get a great cardio workout while strengthening your core. What are you waiting for? Come by Kayak Branson today and take one for a spin.
Kayak Branson Rents and Sells Stand Up Paddle Boards in Branson, Missouri for use on Table Rock Lake. And, if you are more daring – on Lake Taneycomo. Just be careful not to fall in – it’s mighty cold!
Be sure to check out our launch and pick-up locations on Taneycomo.