Riviera has Teamed up with Ramsay Mead of Paddle Core Fitness to bring you a series of workouts to strengthen your paddle stroke. Ramsay is an exercise physiologist, master of fitness sciences, and a core trainer for 20 plus years. Ramsay is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a registered yoga therapist and Holistic health practitioner. He brings his own unique style to the growing sport of stand up, and we are stoked to have him on the team!
Fit-to-Paddle - Level 4 – TRX
The TRX is a great exercise tool for the paddler as it can safely load the joints and tissues through a suspended gravity system and one’s body weight. Easily accessible and portable, this tool remains one of my favorites for providing functional movements comparable to cable pulley systems. Here are just a few of some great core activators in relation to SUP.
High Back Extension
Paddler Benefits - Awesome upper-back extension for paddler strokes and hip integration with stretch contract movement, great for breathing expansion
Muscles Worked - Posterior back, core, legs
Single Leg Hop
Paddler Benefits - Explosive lateral transfer using short term energy system
Muscles Worked - Quads, hamstrings, calfs
We had been wanting to do this shoot for a while, and finally all the pieces fell together. Thomas had his Voyager already rigged and we knew we were going to have a full moon that week. My plan was to have 2 boats to shoot from, 1 with the Pro Photo strobe hooked up to the Honda Generator, and then I'd be on top of Boat #2 shooting pictures. We headed out of Dana Point Harbor at around 6 loaded with crew of set designers's, key grip's, and stunt coordinator's including Mike Muir, Thomas Shahinian, Jeff Bush, Mickey Munoz, Brad Rambo, and myself Taylor Rambo... We hit a few spots and shot a few photies until the moon decided to rise over the hills of San Clemente and we pinned it to Seal Rock where the ad was shot. We shot a handful of photos until all the lobster were sufficiently stunned from the flashing, then thomas jumped in and bagged a few.
Here are a few shots from the trip. To check out the Voyager click HERE!
post/photos by: Taylor Rambo
Highlights of South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle's, Race the Lake of the Sky...
This event was a huge success. South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle rallied a huge crew of locals to help out and organize this event. The 5 mile and 14 mile races were stacked with professional paddlers, and the kids race and SUP Cross races were very exciting to watch! You missed the race but you didn't miss out. South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle holds a Wednesday Night Sup series all summer long, Not to mention their daily SUP Rental Service right on the beach. Plan a trip out to Tahoe to race and enjoy the South Lake!
Drew Brophy at Riviera HQ scooping up a few Stand Up Paddle Boards before he embarks on his adventure across the U.S.
"I am so stoked on this adventure, We start tomorrow
and will be traveling through September. The map below gives you an
idea of our route, we may detour off this course a bit and add new
stops, but we are for sure going to these areas. I will be getting
into whatever water I can find and hopefully scoring some waves in
random places and down the east coast. We will be blogging and taking
photos on our trip.
Flagstaff, Grand Canyon,
Lake Powell and Glen Canyon
Moab Green River/ Colorado river
Lucile Idaho, Salmon River
Missoula Montana, Black foot River
Yellowstone, across Wyoming, maybe the snake river
Rush-more, South Dakota
Badlands, North Dakota
Wisconsin into upper Michigan and coast of Lake Superior
Traverse City Michigan
Coast of Lake Huron down to coast of lake Erie via Canada to Niagara
Upstate New York north to New Brunswick Canada and the Bay of Fundy
National Park Canada
Then down the East coast, extended stop overs in
on down to Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Trying to organize a paddle from Charleston to Myrtle Beach through
the Cape Romaine National Sea shore.
I am also trying to organize the Puerto Escondido SUP event in