Sea Kayaking & Touring

Lessons Learned Video Series - Posture and Trim

by christopher-lockyer
Monday, April 08, 2019
   Sea Kayaking & Touring
Monday, April 08, 2019
This video series, titled ‘Lessons Learned’, will highlight things Christopher sees while he is on the water coaching and will provide you with some ideas to think about and practice the next time you head out in your sea kayak.
Christopher Lockyer
by Christopher Lockyer

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Christopher Lockyer lives in Nova Scotia, Canada; he is a British Canoe Level 5 Sea Kayak Coach and Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor Trainer, as well as the Owner of Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak coaching. Chris is a brand ambassador for Kokatat, P&H Sea Kayaks and Lendal Paddle.

This video series, titled ‘Lessons Learned’, will highlight things Christopher sees while he is on the water coaching and will provide you with some ideas to think about and practice the next time you head out in your sea kayak. We hope that you will find these educational and they will help you get the most out of your days on the water.

‘Posture and Trim’ is the third video in the Lesson Learned series.

When it comes to posture and trim we all need to work on flexibility and also be aware that we are always moving in our kayak. Regardless of the environment you are working in, try and keep your torso moving at all time. It will give you an increase in your range of motion but more importantly will increase blood flow to your entire body. Regularly moving your joints can help reduce pain, keep your joints flexible, and improve strength and overall balance.

Key takeaways from this video to improve posture:

  • Try and sit up tall when performing forward paddling.
  • When in bumpy water try and change your posture to a slight forward lean.
  • Work on bracing and recovery stokes in your forward posture.
  • When working on rolling, practice your forward finishing roll
  • Posture is key to overall body health. Back fatigue can be a result of weakness in your core.


Here is a link to 8 stretched that will help you touch your toes. These tips will help with posture and help you put your socks on as well.


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