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#SUPtipTuesday Tip #33

Updated: Jun 4, 2019


It's #SUPtipTuesday!! Today's #tip is "Find Your Weakness"... and attack it with courage and conviction! Is paddling upwind your nemesis? What about the surf zone? Long, slow, boring distances? Yoga and flexibility?!?


Whatever it is that makes you say, "I'm not good at that," is what you should probably attack.

For me it's always been running 😉⁣


The tip is to dedicate at least one training session each week to that "thing" that you absolutely hate, that you're not good at, your weakness. The thing you usually avoid, even if its written into your training plan. Attacking this weakness serves many purposes: ⁣

1. If we successfully identify and work on a weakness, often times it becomes one of our strengths. ⁣

2. With dedicated, intentional practice on something we're not good at (yet) we evolve into a better, more-well-rounded human being. ⁣

3. Breaking through mental barriers always feels good! ⁣

4. Shoring up a weakness often leads to more physical balance and improved fitness. ⁣ .⁣ .⁣


By identifying our weakness

They often become our strengths.




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If you liked this TIP, be sure to explore OTHER tips!! Here or with #SUPtipTuesday on Instagram!!

1. More time in the OCEAN

2. Weighting your Rails

3. SUP-lements

4. Paddle with Faster People

5. Positive Blade Angle

6. How to Paddle Straight

7. Try a Band for engaging your lower body

8. Tape your Paddle

9. My All-Time favorite: THE LOW BRACE!

10 Beach Start Intervals

11. Never get between the board and the beach

12. Perpendicular Nose

13. Punching out - weight distribution

14. Getting back in through the surf

15. Re-Coil a stretched out leash

16. Eat the COOKIE

17. Don't Buoy Turn Alone

18. Buoy Turns (Part 1)

19. Balance lateral strength

20. Be the FEMBOT

21. T-Spine Rotation

22. Put the BLADE in the water

23. Wear sun protection

24. You can do anything

25. Long Slow Paddles

26. Long Slow Paddles, Part 2

27. PLAY (1-legged-turns)

28. Max Heart Rate

29. Pack your Paddles

30. EZ Fin Screw

31. Staggered Stance on Race SUP

32. Don't get Bogged down (the tap-tap stroke)

33. Turn Weaknesses into Strengths