Don’t let the summer heat stop you! We all know that practicing sports in summer can sometimes be an ordeal due to high temperatures, sweat, crowds and dehydration in general.
But, if you are one of those who still think this, it is because you still do not know the many water sports that exist, and that can become a great option to not stop practicing sports in summer, have fun and continue to be in shape.
Benefits of practicing water sports in summer
Despite the fact that this time is characterized by the enjoyment of good weather, and being able to spend it with our loved ones and friends, we can also spend time doing outdoor sports activities. In this post we are going to focus on the benefits of water sports, such as canoeing or diving.
As you already know, the impact that our body perceives in the aquatic environment is much less, since our body weight decreases between 80 and 90%; therefore, practicing any water sports are less harmful to our joints, and we will also prevent possible injuries from occurring.
This type of activity also improves the posture of the back and strengthens the lower back, but the water sports that are also very famous are Windsurfing or kitesurfing. These sports also offer us many benefits such as:
- Improve blood circulation.
- Increase cardiorespiratory capacity.
- Strengthen the muscles.
- Burn calories.
- Reduce stress.
- Eliminates toxins from the body.
- Strengthens muscle tone.
The best water sports
Defining which are the best water sports is not an easy task, so we are going to talk about which are the most complete and most fun for this summer season. It is worth mentioning that these sports can also be practiced at other times of the year in indoor pools, such as swimming, or with protection against the cold in the case of outdoor sports.
The first sport that we are going to discuss is windsurfing, one of the most complete sports that you can do, and that consists of moving on the water with a board and a sail.
The board is fully articulated to be able to maneuver quickly and efficiently, using the wind to perform maneuvers either for exhibition or in races.
This sport requires great muscular strength, and this is possible by applying electrostimulation to your training, as our athlete Aurelio Terry has successfully achieved with the Wiemspro electrostimulation system. Terry points out that, thanks to training with the Wiemspro system, he has been able to increase muscle hypertrophy and improve his sports performance.
Another success story is our Athlete Blanca Manchón, who also uses our electrostimulation system to improve her performance in Windsurfing, but Blanca, in this case, aimed to improve performance capacity due to the modality in which she works.
Canoeing can be practiced in two different ways: calm waters or white waters.
This consists of going on a kayak or canoe of one, two or four seats, depending on the modality in question.
This sport requires having a physical form according to the practice, but if your goal is to compete like our athlete Perucho, Olympic medalist in 2008, you will require additional physical training. In this line, Perucho has the perfect complement to improve his physical performance, training with electrostimulation.
If your purpose is to do it as leisure to discover some of the most beautiful corners of our country, remember not to do it in the high hours of sun to avoid maximum sun exposure and dehydration.
Dare to discover this sport and visit those beaches that you can only see if you canoe!
Swimming is the most complete sport that you can practice since it uses most of the muscles of the body, without the need to subject them to a great impact.
Another of the most important factors that swimming has is that it can be practiced by everyone, this sport is even used as a therapy for the treatment of some physical ailments, such as multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia.
In addition, it is the perfect sport to do as a family, either in the sea enjoying the environment that surrounds us, or in the pool. The important thing is to have fun!
Right off the bat we tend to believe that it is a risky sport, but quite the opposite. Diving is an easy and safe sport with which we will only need to know how to swim, as a background.
Diving is a very fun and different way of doing sports, in addition, with this sport we will develop our physical condition, psychomotor skills and orientation. You will also be in contact with nature, and you will know the biodiversity that surrounds us.
Within diving you will find different modalities, you just have to choose which one best suits you, and enjoy this sport.
Kitesurfing is a gliding sport on the water in which the wind propels a traction kite attached to your body by a harness, sailing on a board on the waves, and performing maneuvers in the air.
This sport is characterized by the fact that we can only do it when the wind allows it. This sport is suitable for everyone, but some previous skill is recommended, or be accompanied by an expert to avoid injuries.
In this sport, the performance of the upper body stands out, since it is the one that will work the most with practice.
Recommendations for practicing a water sport
Below we are going to discuss some recommendations for doing sports in the water, whether indoors or outdoors. Take note!
- I use correct equipment: It is important to always be prepared to practice any sport. It is true that for sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, diving or canoeing, more equipment is required than other sports. And this material has to be of good quality in order to ensure that the sport is as safe as possible.
- Acquire a good level of swimming: It is essential to know nothing if we want to practice a water sport, so we will avoid any unnecessary risk.
- If you are in whitewater, pay attention to how the currents act: We cannot go on an adventure, we must take into account the intensity of the currents to avoid being in danger.
- Control the depth: We do not always pay attention to what is at the bottom, and this aspect is very important since algae or rocks can cause damage to the material or even cause a nasty accident.
- Take care of the sun: If we do sports outside, whatever time of year it is, it is important to protect our body from solar radiation.
- Hydrate yourself: doing water sports does not exempt you from following a good hydration, on the contrary, you have to control the water level of your body a lot.
Electrostimulation in water sports
There are many amateur and professional athletes who wonder if electrostimulation can be really useful to improve the physical conditions of athletes for competition, or if you are a fan of improving training.
Electrostimulation is a way of exercising our muscles through local electrical impulses. These impulses are transmitted through the electrodes of the electrostimulation suit; and in turn these electrodes create a muscle contraction in those muscle groups that we want to strengthen.
If we move to the world of water sports, the first thing to take into account is to know which muscles come into play in these sports. The key to great athletes is found especially in the muscles of the upper body, such as the abdominals, lower back, biceps and triceps. Yes, it is true that in more complete sports, such as swimming, it is also necessary to tone the buttocks and legs.
Having the best physical condition to improve sports performance is possible thanks to electrostimulation suits that cover most of the body’s muscles.
We cannot deny that electrostimulation systems offer countless benefits, and thanks to them you will be able to achieve significant results without risk of injury, lose weight, gain muscle or eliminate stress.
But EMS has to be seen as a complement to training and the rest of the phases that make up the development of any athlete, and not as the definitive solution to all the goals we want to achieve.
To excel in water sports, accompany your training with electrostimulation, and make sure you maintain a healthy and balanced diet, as well as being properly hydrated.
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