OluKai Demo Day Training Session Video with Suzie Cooney

OluKai Demo Day Training Session Video with Suzie Cooney

OluKai Demo Day Training Session Video with Suzie Cooney The OluKai Demo Day Training Session Video with Suzie Cooney is below for you to enjoy! What a really fun addition to add to our venue for our first OluKai Demo Day that was held this past Friday May 1st, 2015 at Kanaha Beach Park.  I was really stoked to have Dave Kalama and Connor Baxter on stage to help me demonstrate a few exercises to help show how one can be a stronger paddler. The focus on this part of the Demo Day was to help people learn about how to be an all dimensional paddler and train and think about training specifically for SUP and OC1, and to learn how to improve one’s paddling posture and lastly how to increase one’s mental toughness as a competitor on the water and in life. This lecture and training video discusses the following three topics: 1. What it means to be an all dimensional paddler and how to train in a new way. I provided several exercises from beginning to advanced. ( See Dave Kalama and Connor Baxter perform a few too ) 2. What are the common injuries we see in stand up paddling and OC1 racing and how to manage them. Here I offer a few tips on how to manage some of the nagging injuries that challenge many paddlers at all levels. 3. How can you become a more mentally tough paddler on and off the water? What does it mean to mentally tough? In this final segment I share what the pros do to get through  very difficult...
A Cool Total Body Windsurf Training Video

A Cool Total Body Windsurf Training Video

A Cool Total Body Windsurf Training Video This total body windsurf training video offers everything from strength, balance, core and endurance; all in one simple exercise. This exercise is for all levels of windsurfers. All you need is the Indo Board Gigante Flo Cushion and Indo Board. I always select the most challenging board and in this video I have Tim on the Pro Kicktail. Also you will need the TRX Rip Trainer with the heavy chord affixed to a sturdy object at chest level. Cushion is inflated at about 30% for faster action. The board is placed horizontally and there is just enough tension in the TRX chord to mimic a fully powered sail. I have Tim do 4 one minute reaches with the TRX Rip Trainer or “sheet ins” on one side with three positions, 5 reps each. Each position is first standard reach, then high angle for like a duck jibe, and then lower as if he is closing the sail no the deck for maximum power. As he sheets in he constantly has to stabilize as if on choppy water. It’s like pressing the rails if you like.  This requires all the tiny finer muscles of the ankle, knee and hip joint in conduction with the core; to adjust accordingly to that action above. Be careful not to over grip the TRX Rip Trainer to reduce forearm pump. Keep your yes forward and go! Hope you find this training tip helpful for more days of fast sailing. Thanks Tim for sharing your strength. Should you wish to train with me, you don’t have to be...
Virtual SKYPE Fitness Training with Suzie Cooney

Virtual SKYPE Fitness Training with Suzie Cooney

Virtual SKYPE Fitness Training with Suzie Cooney Virtual SKYPE Fitness Training with Suzie Cooney is a blast and effective. Virtual fitness training and personal training is now mainstream and you too can train with Suzie Cooney of Suzie Trains Maui. No sand, salt water in your home but you can be sure I’ll bring you lots of sweat and Aloha. You don’t have to live on Maui to train with me. With the power of SKYPE and high speed internet, you can keep in shape with me across the ocean no matter where you live. “I was so fortunate to paddle Maliko 3 days in a row and glad you pushed me on the last day as that was the best. You gave me a lot of good pointers and I listened carefully and continue working on them diligently. I will keep improving and come back stronger next time.” Meet Peter Davies, my client from Maryland who travels to Maui as often as possible to downwind stand up paddle on Maliko and then trains in the studio with me. When he’s not here, we keep his strength and skills sharp until the next time. He paddles in extremely cold weather in the winter and can’t wait to get back to warmer water. It’s really fun and it works. With a small list of home training equipment I’ve provided him in advance, we’re able to work on everything he needs in one hour.  We train once a month and sometimes more. As a trainer it really helps me stay in touch with my clients all throughout the year and learn...
A Simple Tip on How to Be a Stronger Surfer

A Simple Tip on How to Be a Stronger Surfer

A Simple Tip on How to Be a Stronger Surfer Aloha surfers.  Here is challenging but simple tip on how to be a stronger surfer. If you were in my studio or on the beach with me right now I’d say “drop and give 20 pop ups!” Could you do it or would you puke? I hope not. I’ve shared lots of articles and tips on how to be a stronger surfer but this one is one of my favorites. It’s definitely challenging but offers all the elements of surfing: balance, core and strength. All of these traits are necessary to be a strong and powerful surfer. If you’re chest, triceps and upper neck and back are not strong and working as a team together you won’t catch as many waves. As you push up on the board to your surf stance, your chest helps you create that push and power. Here, my client Alysha offered to demonstrate full pushups on two medicine balls. She loves to surf and wants to improve her overall strength. What makes this interesting is that she must keep the balls from moving out from beneath her. The medicine balls do give just a little to help slow them down. You’ll notice how nice and neutral her head and neck are and also how her hips do not sag.  Lastly what also helps, is for her to have her legs behind her much wider than a standard pushup. This is also a stabilizing factor that allows for smooth execution.  Exercise: Triangle Pushups on Two Medicine Balls Place the two medicine balls in position, the...

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