Where should you start?
The Shoulder Test:
A Dragon Boat Race can last between 2-3 minutes depending on
the distance. Can you hold your arms up for two minutes?
Flapping Shoulder Exercise (you will need a two minute
Hold your hands out from your sides (parallel to the ground)
with your thumbs pointed down and your palms facing backwards. Flap your arms
backwards 6 inches then back to center for 30 seconds.
Keep your arms up (don’t rest) and rotate your thumbs
forward and palms down. Flap your arms down 6 inches and then back to parallel
to the ground for 30 seconds.
Next, rotate your thumbs up and palms forward. Flap your
arms forward 6 inches and then back to center for 30 seconds.
Last, rotate your thumbs back and palms up. Flap your arms
up 6 inches and then back to center for 30 seconds.
How do your shoulders and back feel? If you can’t complete
this test without resting, think about what kind of power you are bringing to
the finish of your race…