NRS Video Library
The Three Golden Rules of Paddling
The three golden rules are three key concepts that apply to every kind of paddling. In this short instructional video, expert paddler Ken Whiting shows you how to use a cooperative division of the body for key kayak strokes and for kayak rolling; how to maintain a power position to improve paddling strength and help prevent shoulder injuries; and how to achieve torso rotation in order to get your core upper body muscles involved in each stroke instead of just your arms. These rules apply to all types of paddling, including sea kayaking, surf paddling, kayak touring, recreational kayaking and whitewater kayaking.