By Lee Leibfarth, NRC

The main goal of a weight training plan for paddling is to first develop a general level of fitness and to then work towards a more specific plan. Weight training is only a small portion of the overall training picture and can be done along with a normal training schedule or set up as individual workouts. It is very important to develop good training habits and technique as improper weight training can lead to injury. When done correctly, however, athletes may see a significant increase in competitive ability due to increased strength.

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