Kayaking is an alluring sport for many reasons. Of course theres the romantic aspect of paddling, that of being out on the water, of the freedom and excitement. But there is also a segment of the population that kayaks for the exercise and fitness benefits that the sport affords participants.
However, whether you're looking for the exercise or not, kayaking definitely puts demands on your body. Strained and pulled muscles are not uncommon and lower back pain can definitely be an issue. We should all therefore learn all about the fitness side of kayaking to ensure we are taking care of our bodies while getting the most we can out of this sport.