Canoe racing sounds more like a summer camp activity than an athletic endeavor. But outrigger canoe racing requires serious technical skills, strength and stamina.
"You use every muscle in your body at some point during each stroke," says Charlene Reed. "Core strength is especially important, as is leg strength."
Paddling in an outrigger canoe provides not only an intense workout and feelings of euphoria when the boat glides. It also provides some good lessons in teambuilding, says Charlene Reed, founder of Reed and Associates Executive Search.
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