2. Enjoy the Full-Body Benefits
You’ll definitely use more than your arms to power your board. Jump on and try to stand up. Right away you’ll feel the flexion in your core to stabilize your pelvis, abdominals, pine, and hips as you try to prevent unwanted body sway, remain coordinated enough to paddle, all while staying balanced on your board. Then there’s your legs (you won’t be able to forget them) as they twitch, burn, and every ligament surrounding your knees, ankles, and even in your feet root to keep you upright on a rather unstable surface.
Now that you’re stable as can be, you’ll call on the strength of your upper body to paddle. With each stroke of the paddle, you’ll no doubt feel muscles you’ve never used in your back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, and even a bit in your chest.