Athletes who train for the Winter Olympics know that in order for them to be in their best physical shape for the games, they have to train hard during the summer.
David Morris, an aerials skier from Australia, perfected a new trick by practicing somersaults in a pool. Morris says that it is far better and definitely safer to try new tricks or any new skill for the first time on the water than on snow where the chances of getting injured are much greater. He also emphasizes the importance of getting ready for the winter by staying active in the summer.
If you are an avid skier or snowboarder, and you want to be in tip-top shape when the snow starts falling, there are many sports you can enjoy during the summer months to keep you physically fit.
The sport of mountain biking has become increasingly more popular in the last few years. A recent Outdoor Foundation report found that 8.3 million people tried mountain biking at least once last year and that it is now second to hiking when it comes to outdoor sports. It is a full-body sport and a very rigorous exercise. Colorado’s Front Rangehas recognized this increased interest as they have seen their trails getting crowded with runners, hikers and mountain bikers. In response, they are trying something new. Their new pilot program is designating two of their most popular trails as bike-only trails.Biking uphill, building muscle, and learning balance while trying to avoid or bike around trees will help get you in shape for the winter sports season.
To be a good water skier, you need to develop the strength and skill to be able to remain in the upright position. It is far more difficult than just standing up and holding onto a rope. Of course, you are wearing a life jacket to keep you safe while you learn. Be prepared to fall several times and feel awkward initially on the water. This is especially true if your prior experience in water has been swimming in it where you’re free to use your arms and legs to keep you afloat. When you are water skiing, your feet are bound to chunky boards and must be kept in front of you. You also have to keep your arms straight while holding onto the rope.
Whether or not you become an expert water skier, if you enjoy it, you will benefit from getting stronger, building muscle, and improving your balance.If you are looking for places to rent a boat to go water skiing, check out Boat Planet where you can find marinas that rent them in the area of your choice.
Looking to build your stamina and muscles in time for the winter? Why not try rock climbing? If you are the type of person who loves adventures and is tired of your same old exercise routine, rock climbing is a great way to get fit and keep your body in shape for the winter sports you enjoy.
Kayaking is a versatile water sport that is both a recreational and competitive activity. A Kayak is a small, narrow boat that comes in many types and sizes. It is propelled by a double-bladed paddle. You can go kayaking in any body of water. Depending upon your level of expertise,you can find many popular spots for kayaking for everyone from beginners to pros.
If you are looking for a way to stay active during the summer months, no matter what your age, tennis is a great option. Depending upon your fitness level, you can move around as fast or as slow as you want to or need to and still get a good cardiovascular workout.
Windsurfing, also called sailboarding, is a relatively easy water sport that combines the characteristics of both sailing and surfing. You can enjoy windsurfing wherever wind and water are present. Basically, what you do is stand on a bendable board holding onto a sail that is attached to the board. The way you steer is to move your feet and adjust the position of the sail. Windsurfing is a great workout for anyone at every level of fitness. The more experienced you get, the better your stamina will become.
Don’t get lazy during the summer months. There are plenty of sports and activities you can enjoy to remain physically fit. Not only will you feel better, you will look better in a bathing suit, and you will be ready to dive into your favorite winter sports when the first snow falls.