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Cross Training for Kayaking

In most sports, people cross train these days. Do any of you do any cross training for kayaking? Stretch, strength training, endurance training, core training? I can't help but think it would make us better paddlers. For example, I first learned kayaking before martial arts training, and I was kind of worthless at it. After years of training, including strength, core and stretch, my balance, endurance and general abilities on the water have markedly improved. Just curious, do you do anything to better equip your body to kayak?