As more extreme measures are being announced to minimise the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Australians are encouraged more than ever to remain at home in isolation. This is proving especially difficult for our paddling community who spend a great deal of time each week on the water, whether it’s for training or recreation.
Advice from Paddle Australia and the Australian Government is that it is currently safe to paddle outdoors by yourself. Paddling in groups is no longer allowed unless it is with someone that you reside with.
It is advised that paddlers remove their craft from club boatsheds and store them at home. If you wish to paddle, bring your craft from home and either get changed at home or by your car. Limiting the use of public or club facilities as much as possible will help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you are in isolation or are finding it difficult to go out paddling, there are still a number of things you can do to stay active without leaving the house. Below are a range of infographics, exercises, links and videos to help inspire us in these confusing times. No matter how effective, silly, impractical or hilarious it is, show us what your unique training methods are so we can add it below!
Kayak Drills and Gym Exercises – YouTube playlist by Wash Rider, includes:
Build Your Own Paddle/Kayak Ergometer – Youtube, D.I.Y Paddle Ergometers
Bodyweight Workout for Beginners: 20-Minute At Home Routine – Nerd Fitness
Preparing for the Olympics 2021! 🛶 💪🏼
Cred: Frédérique Merle
When there’s a pandemic but it’s chest day 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
When you are quarantined, but really want to train 🛶 🛶 🛶 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
Cred: @fontifontanaa @privado_do_nando
Paddle at home, with #KayakPro® and #Kinomap, paddle with your friends, interconnected, and totally immersive.
You are the player in over 45 Fully interactive videos.
Check it out here! https://www.kayakpro.com/…/kayak-genesis-port-smart-console/
The coronavirus can’t stop us! 🛶 💪🏼
Great home training ideas from @le_double_t and @diego_062002