Sport doesn’t always have to be in the form of squats and dumbbells when you leave the gym or pause the fitness video on YouTube almost at your wits’ end. What would you say when I propose to turn the walls of your home/fitness studio into the boundless sea or ocean and the dumbbells in your hands into a huge hand-controlled kite? Yes, this article is about kitesurfing as a fantastic kind of exercise to tone all your body.
So, what is kitesurfing? In fact, it is a combination of windsurfing, paragliding, skateboarding, and surfing. All you have to do is ride across the water, keeping the kite which is powered by the wind. I know, I know -- it sounds a bit complicated. And it is. But when you conquer this extreme sport, you will reap thousands of physical and mental benefits. Curious to find the most common ones? Read on!
You tone all your bodice, especially arms and core. Holding the bar in your hands and controlling the kite makes your muscles and abs significantly stronger.
You train your heart by combining both aerobics and resistance movements. You see, the main aim when kitesurfing is to keep the balance. By keeping the balance, you train all your body and make your heart stronger.
You improve your coordination and endurance. How? Man, you need to stay focused all the time. Otherwise, you’ll simply fall down into the water. By focusing on several tasks simultaneously, you train your concentration and learn to “survive.”
Kitesurfing is excellent stress relief. Just imagine, it’s you, your equipment, and the spacious waters around. In fact, any sport can help you get rid of stress. But when it’s an extreme sport that makes the adrenaline rush in your veins, oh... it is more than better. It creates the feeling of wellness which is invaluable.
You improve your adaptability. Again, you need to “survive” by adapting to the size of waves, the wind while overcoming the other natural obstacles. You have to continuously decide how to grasp your bar, move your body, and stand on the board.