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Paddling

Paddling

Paddle-specific training

From Workouts and Circuits to Rehab Exercises and Tips from Vasa Customers, find all of the Paddle-Specific Training materials you need for both the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Ergometer—all right here.

Workouts

Individual Exercises:

> Canoe Paddling Exercise [Vasa Ergometer]

Build endurance and practice technique indoors using the canoe shaft on the Vasa Ergometer. The entry (catch), pull-through, and exit are described and depicted. Vary tempo and the resistance (damper door setting) for different training effects.

Download PDF - Canoe Paddling Exercise for the Vasa Ergometer

> Indoor Canoe & Dragon Boat Paddling Fitness [Vasa Ergometer]

The Vasa Paddling Ergometer is an ideal solution for building or maintaining canoe and kayak paddling fitness year-round especially when foul weather, busy schedules, limited daylight, or logistics prohibit paddling on water. The Vasa Erg enables paddlers to gain paddling-specific endurance and increase stroke power anytime, anywhere.

 Watch Video - Indoor Canoe and Dragon Boat Paddling Fitness

> Kayak Paddling Exercise [Vasa Ergometer]

Build endurance and practice technique indoors using the kayak shaft on the Vasa Ergometer. The entry (catch), pull-through, and exit are described and depicted. Vary tempo and the resistance (damper door setting) for different training effects.

Download PDF - Kayak Paddling Exercise for the Vasa Ergometer

> Indoor Kayak Paddling Fitness [Vasa Ergometer]

When foul weather, busy schedules, limited daylight, or logistics prohibit paddling on the water, the Vasa Ergometer allows you to gain paddling-specific endurance and increased stroke power anytime, anywhere. The accurate Power Meter (electronic monitor) measures distance, time, watts (power), force and stroke rate. The airflow flywheel resistance unit is easily adjusted and quietly simulates a the realistic feeling of paddling in water with either a fast or slow current. Over 50 additional functional exercises can be done on the Vasa Erg for injury prevention and strength training. SUP paddlers can train indoors using the Vasa Erg, without changing the kayak set-up.

Watch Video - Indoor Kayak Paddling Fitness

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Technique

> Indoor Kayak Paddling Fitness [Vasa Ergometer]

When foul weather, busy schedules, limited daylight, or logistics prohibit paddling on the water, the Vasa Ergometer allows you to gain paddling-specific endurance and increased stroke power anytime, anywhere. The accurate Power Meter (electronic monitor) measures distance, time, watts (power), force and stroke rate. The airflow flywheel resistance unit is easily adjusted and quietly simulates a the realistic feeling of paddling in water with either a fast or slow current. Over 50 additional functional exercises can be done on the Vasa Erg for injury prevention and strength training. SUP paddlers can train indoors using the Vasa Erg, without changing the kayak set-up.

Watch Video - Indoor Kayak Paddling Fitness on the Vasa Ergometer 

> Indoor Paddling for Canoe, Outrigger & Dragon Boat Training with the Vasa Ergometer (SpaceSaver) [Vasa Trainer]

Indoor paddle training using the Vasa Ergometer is the ultimate solution for developing sustained power, stamina and strength while developing proper form and efficient paddling technique. The accurate Vasa Power Meter allows the user to measure watts (power), distance, time, stroke rate, and pace. Functional strength-training exercises can also be done using the handle attachments. SUP paddlers can train indoors using the Vasa Erg, without changing the kayak set-up.

Watch Video - Indoor Paddling for Canoe, Outrigger and Dragon Boat Training with the SpaceSaver Vasa Ergometer

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Customer Results/Tips

> The Ergometer by Vasa by Tim Shuff for Adventure Kayak Magazine

Tim Shuff reviews the Vasa Ergometer for kayak training and finds that it "feels almost exactly like kayaking, minus the boat movement."

Download PDF - The Ergometer by Vasa by Tim Shuff for Adventure Kayak Magazine 

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Owner's Manuals

> Vasa Ergometer instruction manual

Part 1 - Assembly and Use
Part 2 - Technique and Form, Swim Training Tips and Workouts, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Extras

Purchase hard copy

Download PDF - Vasa Ergometer Instruction Manual Part 1-2 Download PDF - Vasa Ergometer Instruction Manual Part 3-6

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