Balance training, combined with intense brain stimulation and setting mind markers that are repetitive but known and unknown allow for your body to follow the mind’s intentions. THIS I believe is the secret sauce to incredible feats.
“how can I keep my shoulder muscles strong and not completely stale if I can’t get on the water?” Do I have a solution for you that’s inexpensive and simple.
Do your legs cramp at mile 3, 5 or 20 when you paddle?Are you slow off the start of every race? Are you constantly dealing with your feet falling asleep at a certain mile point during a distance race our long exploring adventure