ATTENTION: Sea Kayakers who want to master the balance brace.
Learn How to get the flexibility
Discover that you have more flexibility than you think.
In this Online Video Course
What emerges is the balance brace.
It’s not about stretching to get more flexibility, and it’s not about doing yoga.
It’s for you if:
I bet you have never seen this approach to learning the balance brace.
I was using more of my upper back and shoulders to add to the power.
So we put together a pilot group and for 8 weeks we experimented…
Here's what's included
Most of us get used to moving a certain way. Like when the pelvis moves one way our torso moves with it a certain way.
This lesson will get you to move your upper body independently of your lower body. Distinguishing the 2 will help you unlock your pelvis no matter what your upper body is doing.
You need this for the balance brace. And also to make so many kayak maneuvers more elegant and stable.
The Rib Relaxer
When doing the balance brace it’s very common for people to not be able to lay 90 degrees to the kayak, or even close to it. It can be hard to keep both shoulders in the water.
Releasing the pelvis is an important step. But so is increasing the flexibility in your spine.
This movement takes you through this process. So you can easily place your body in the most stable position when doing the balance brace.
The Spine Release
Did you know that when you bend your back, you can choose where it bends?
Most of us get used to bending in one place.
What this lesson will do is get you to move every vertebrae. So that you get a lot more range of motion in your spine. .
You will get better at tilting the kayak so it doesn’t push your head under water.
You will also use that extra motion to make rolling effortless.
Or for a very powerful low brace, or high brace.
And for much more stable edging.
When you are satisfied that you have pretty good flexibility and you can do the 3 movements really well, there is a lesson that puts them all together.
Balance brace mastery
When you feel that your body is moving well, it’s time to take it on the water.
I like to keep the practice easy and safe. So I always recommend starting with a paddle float. If you have someone who can hold your kayak, even better.
Next I will give you a few simple exercises to do in your kayak to further distinguish the critical movements.
The exercises are designed to make it feel natural.