Do you ever notice your legs swinging to the sides when you paddle? If so, it’s a habit that you need to break because you’ve more or less created an anchor for yourself. Fixing this problem is a quick way to drastically improve your paddle power.
Paddling with your legs dangling off the side of your board is a sign of lacking core strength. Continuing without fixing it, this habit will tire you out and make you a less efficient paddler.