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Workouts and Exercises for Wakeboarding

For water sports enthusiasts, it is extremely important to develop the muscles on the backside, starting from the base of the skull to the knees. These muscles keep your body is perfect alignment which is what you want while riding your wakeboard. This exercise enhances stamina throughout the chain of muscles in your backside so that you are in perfect shape and ready for wakeboarding. Start by holding a barbell at shoulder height. Keep in mind that you should do some warm up exercise for the heart and muscles tuned up, especially for a rigorous activity like body building.

Stand with legs placed shoulder width apart. Holding the weight in your hands, bend over till the weight (barbell) reaches your knees. While staying in the bent position, lift the barbell up to your stomach and then lower it again to the knee level. Straighten up and repeat. Always remember to keep your back and knees straight while performing the workout.

Chin-ups

This is one of the best exercises to build the muscles in your arms, the back and abdomen. It tones and strengthens these vital muscles so that you can hold on to your rope and maintain your balance while riding the wakeboard.

However, chin-ups require a certain pre-existing fitness in you upper arms so you can cheat a little and use a bench to climb up. Once you have reached the bar and put your chin over it, grab it firmly and leave the bench. Lower yourself slowly with only your arms holding on to the bar for support. Repeat by climbing on the bench.

Taking a whey protein powder can help your body build muscles and lose weight.

Leg Curl

Performing the leg curl with a stability ball will greatly strengthen your leg muscles and help you to maintain balance while wake boarding. Lie on your back on the floor while resting your legs on the stability ball. Extend both arms to sides and lift your knees, hips and lower back off the floor.

It is good to exercise but make sure not to overdo it as it could cause you injuries without proper guidelines. If this happens to you, visit a physiotherapist.

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