Paddle Monster announces addition of olympic strength and conditioning coach Chris Chapman

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Welcome Chris Chapman, Paddle Monster’s Paddle Strength and Power Coach. Chris is an Olympic Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Exercise Physiologist. ⠀

Dry-land training starts Nov 7th for the all access members at Paddlemonster.com

Chris will provide weekly dry-land strength and power training programs for novice, intermediate and advanced levels including both in-gym and at-home options. The dry-land training will complement the on-water training and be periodized to maximize your race season goals. Weekly workouts will be posted with the water training plans on the Training Forum. We will provide video demonstrations of the exercises each week accessible in the video library.⠀

Paddle-Specific Dry-Land Training

Chris has both C1 and K1 olympic-level strength and conditioning experience, meaning he is uniquely equipped to work with Paddle Monster paddle coaches like Larry Cain, and surfski, prone and new OC coaches to be announced in the coming weeks. The program is written for people who want to improve their strength and power specifically to be able to paddle. It is written for you.

Chris Chapman

About Chris Chapman: ⠀

Chris Chapman recently left his post as the Lead Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, Toronto, ON after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Chris’ credentials include Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and has his Masters in biomechanics. The list of credentials is too long to include everything in this post. However, in addition to his primary role as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Chris has been educated and trained in numerous roles within the athlete support team: biomechanist, athletic therapist, physiologist, anthropometrist, discipline manager and scientist. This gives him a vast breadth of knowledge, scope of practice and methodological processes to overcome obstacles and solve problems in high performance sport. Further, this allows him to better collaborate, communicate, and assist with other team members whose primary tasks are within those roles. Team members like Coach Larry Cain and two new coaches in Surfski and Outrigger canoe to be announced in the coming weeks.⠀

Chris has trained athletes to the highest level and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team. ⠀

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