Tag Archives: chris hipgrave

July 07

PODCAST: PADDLING THE BLUE

I had an opportunity to sit down with John Chase at the Paddling the Blue Podcast. It was a great conversation that became focused on performance paddling and how to think about skill / knowledge acquisition. Listen below. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/paddling-the-blue-podcast/id1500275843 Google Play: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucGFkZGxpbmd0aGVibHVlLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA&ved=0CAAQ4aUDahcKEwjwlPjH0-XoAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAg&hl=en Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/47v1UkigvMWlpMdpGZilUg

June 28

CHATTAJACK 2020 – HYDRATION

WHYAbout 60% of the human adult body is water. The brain and heart are 73% water, lungs are about 83% water, the skin 64% and muscles are 79%! Once those hydration levels get out of balance, you’ll start slowing down as the symptoms of dehydration take over your body as it tries to protect itself. […]

June 21

CHATTAJACK 2020 – NUTRITION

A well researched and practiced nutrition plan for Chattajack is very important, especially so for the later stages of the race where stories of spectacular bonks in the closing miles are too common. However, that plan will be different for everyone. Just because it worked for your buddy, doesn’t mean it will work for you. […]

June 11

CHATTAJACK 2020 – TRAINING

It goes without saying, but Chattajack is a paddling race, therefore, paddling should be your primary form of training. If you’re new to paddling endurance events, then the best thing you can do is simply paddle more! But even if you’re a mildly seasoned paddler, you soon realize there is only so much time in […]

May 16

Review | Whoop 3.0 Technology

Wearable health & fitness trackers are everywhere these days and the business is booming with options from Apple, Garmin, Polar and a plethora of others. But most devices track and focus on the fitness or basic health components of our daily lives. So when I found Whoop 3.0 and its focus on the recovery side […]

May 14

P&H General Maintenance

A little preventative general maintenance on your P&H composite sea kayak will guarantee years and years of problem free paddling. Learn the basics here, as we walk thru some simple tips on making sure you get the best out of your kayak. The kayak used in this example is a P&H Aries 155 in the […]

April 01

PODCAST: Between 2 Beards

Last week I visited the Between 2 Beards podcast, hosted by two paddle-sports industry veterans Brian Vincent and Brad Scott. In episode 8 we discuss the effects of the pandemic, Brexit, the state of the whitewater industry, and touch on my fitness/work out regimen. The Beards also theorize a possible shave to show support for […]

April 04

East Coast Paddlesports Symposium

The East Coast Paddlesports Symposium was the first sea kayak symposium of 2019 and a great chance to blow off the cobwebs and the winter blues. Centered at the James Island County Park on the edge of Charleston, SC, this symposium aimed to build technical and leadership skills for sea kayakers of all abilities. The […]