Canoeing, Kayaking Description
Canoeing or kayaking is an activity in which persons navigate and propel their vessels with paddles along a body of water. Canoeing is typically performed on calm water, while kayaking is usually done on rougher, faster moving water. These sports allow one to gain the benefits of fitness while enjoying the beauty of nature. These activities can be adapted for aerobic or interval training. At the competitive level, boat-handling skills, strength, flexibility and balance become just as important as cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness.
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Canoeing, Kayaking Sport-specific applications
Canoeing, Kayaking Equipment required
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Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, levator scapulae, trapezius, rotator cuff muscles, shoulders, biceps, triceps, forearms and chest Assistance muscles: abdominals, erector spinae, obliques and serratus anterior
Approximately 0 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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