What muscles do you use wakeboarding?

While wakeboarding doesn't seem like a sport that requires a lot of strength, it's important to be strong and in good shape. The most commonly used muscles are the hands, forearms, biceps, back, abs, shoulders, quadriceps and hamstrings. Like surfing, wakeboarding is a great way to tone your whole body. When you maintain your balance in the water, you use the resistance of your own body weight, exercising your trunk, biceps and triceps, as well as your legs, buttocks and lower back muscles.

Strength is the most important thing because wakeboarding requires a lot of our shoulders, trunk and legs. As you prepare for the season, be sure to focus on muscle growth and endurance, and be careful not to get too much impact, leading to joint injuries. Here are some exercises to start with the basics. When you wakeboard, you have to stretch, fight and maintain postures for short and long periods of time.

Sometimes it is necessary to resort to these maintained positions and break in or change position to perform tricks and tactics from such static and flexed positions. This really strengthens the muscles in your arms and legs and can also help you burn calories. Combining stretching with muscle activation and foam stretching will help increase muscle length, decrease fascial restrictions, and improve overall flexibility.

Jeanie Spaun
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