Paddle Power Trainer Overview
Mick Di Betta
A prone paddler from the age of 15, who has developed all his own training programs. These programs have been perfected to suit paddling events, from sprint racing to distant events like Catalina and Molokai to Oahu.
Mick has used proven scientific information from Olympic kayaking programs and used his race experience over many years to fine tune his training philosophy, to win the 1997 Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Championship. He has coached over 12 other Molokai to Oahu victories, both male and female, including 10 time champion Jamie Mitchell! He has a level 3 accredited surf coach certificate with Surf Life Saving Australia, gained at The Australian Institute of Sport.
His training philosophy has been successful in varied paddling disciplines and race distances from Australian and World Life Saving sprint racing to BOP style SUP racing and long distance events. The success of the training programs and the experiences that Mick has gained through coaching and racing with elite athletes, has given him the confidence to continue doing something that brings enjoyment, not only to himself, but the athletes themselves.
With 30 something years experience developing improvements to training methods for on water training programs, Mick is excited with his innovation of the PaddlePowerTrainer for off water training. The PaddlePowerTrainer meets all the required fields in a well-rounded annual training program.
Its scientifically and technically correct paddling motion, will develop perfect paddling technique and build muscle endurance and anaerobic power. The PaddlePowerTrainer is a necessary addition to compliment a well designed on water training program.
Attach resistance cord closest to the top of the paddle handle to the Wall, Pole, Tree at a height of a full extended arm above the head.
Step out a few paces from that Wall, Pole, Tree etc to the position for the attachment point for the bottom resistance cord.
Attach the resistance cord closest to the bottom of the paddle shaft to the wall or floor mount etc.