Want to stay active and keep fit this summer? There are 5 water sports that will help you build muscle this summer!
1 - Surfing
Surfing can provide you with the full body workout you are looking for, from your upper body to lower body. From tackling the wave while paddling out to catch the right wave you will be using a lot of upper body strength and your upper body muscles will be kicked into action with the following muscle begin targeted triceps, biceps, deltoids. When surfacing the wave it's not simply standing up and hope you don’t fall off. It requires a lot of work from your core and leg muscles which are constantly working hard to keep your balance while riding the wave. The following muscle is targeted, rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, and obliques. New to surfing? Check out the beginner course here.
2 - SUP
Stand up paddling might look like a relaxing sport to pick up but in fact, your core muscles will be working hard the whole time which will improve your body balance, stamina, and full body muscle groups. The following muscles are targeted while keeping your balance and paddling through the water: deltoids, tricep, lats, glutes, quads, hamstring, and calves. Try your hand at it this summer.
3 - Windsurfing
Windsurfing is another sport that will definitely give you a full body workout. By simply balancing on the board will work on your core strengths and by holding up and directing the sail will target your upper body. Here are the targeted muscles - rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, obliques, hamstrings, and quadriceps.
Wakeboarding is one of the best summer sports which offer many fitness benefits. Although it's difficult to master, but once you do it with a verified instructor, it will give you a great workout while having fun on the water. Here are the targeted muscles: rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, obliques, Hamstrings, and quadriceps.
5 - Kayaking
Kayaking might seem like an effortless and may not seem like the exercise that gives you a full body workout. But once you start paddling and moving along the water your full body muscle is actually kicked into action with your arms, legs and core muscles working. Here are the targeted muscles: latissimus, deltoids, triceps, biceps, the upper half of your torso, abdominals and obliques.