Monday, May 18, 2009

Dragon boats and a 12-pack

Dragon Boat racing give you a cardio workout similar to running sprints. So, Beer Makes You Fat headed to the 10th Annual Asian Festival and fourth Annual Dragon Boat Race at Lake Norman on Saturday to see how some racers prepared.

The sport involves teams of 25 rowing a long, narrow canoe. A drummer beats the paddling rhythm. Professional racers do extensive cardio and upper body weight training to compete, said Stan who works with the company that supplied the boats.

"You really don't have a chance to breathe," he said. "It really is an all out race."

A couple of racers shared their workout regiment with Beer Makes You Fat.

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool! Where do they launch their boats?