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Getting Back On Your SUP Exercises / Self Rescue SUP Workout Routine with Carole Main

In this SUPboarder video, Carole Main from Mainly Pilates highlights some top exercises that strengthen your upper body to help with self rescue and getting back on your SUP.

Carole has identified quite a big problem for many beginner and intermediate paddlers; once you fall off your board, it can be a real struggle to get back on. In order to help those who may not be able to self rescue or pull themselves back onto the board, Carole has put together this video to show you some simple exercises that will strengthen your upper body. The three exercises are;

  1. Tricep Dips
  2. Push Ups
  3. Hip Strengthening (fire hydrant)

Make time to work on your fitness. As Carole says, you don’t need the fancy gear and these exercises can be done anywhere at any time.

Make sure to check out the other workout videos Carole has done below and also some useful safety videos too.

About Carole Main (Mainly Pilates)

Carole is an avid paddler and has been a pilates instructor for many years, specialising in sports rehabilitation and special orthopaedic conditions. She has combined these two passions to create Mainly Pilates in which she runs pilates sessions on SUPs and within studio spaces to help improve your balance, strength, endurance and flexibility.

Carole is also a SUP coach and has previously been a gymnast, gymnast coach, a swimming teacher and a police officer. Carole won the silver medal at the 2022 Coracle World Championships in the UK and enjoys sharing her passions with everyone.



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Georgia Hogg
Georgia Hogg
2 months ago

Great practical tips as always, Carole on ways to get better at SUP. Thank you, I’ll be putting these into action!

Last edited 2 months ago by Georgia Hogg
2 months ago
Reply to  Georgia Hogg

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Georgia!
If you have any more questions or tips yourself, feel free to chat 🙂

1 month ago

Really great tips Carole. Thank you. I will be using these every day to increase my upper body strength. Anytime anywhere !! Really useful. Keep up the good work, you are amazing !!!!

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