Are you a gym bunny looking out for your next endorphin kick or do you thrive on the adrenaline rush that you get after that particularly tricky rock climb? Either way, you may want to follow these tips to get healthy in the process. Here are four high energy sports that you may like to get your teeth stuck into.
Every serious runner’s dream is to one day take part in a marathon. Completing a marathon is a huge feat and a demonstration of not only physical strength and stamina but of mental determination and perseverance. So, how do you go about preparing for this life changing event? Ensure that you have the right footwear and clothing, that you stick to your training plan and that you understand your nutritional needs. This will mean that you are well on the way to preparing for your first marathon. The dreaded wall that hits most marathon runners at around the twenty-mile mark may seem to be the stuff of legend, but with the right training and nutrition such as energy gels, the “wall” may not be such an obstacle after all.
Cross country skiing
If you enjoy skiing vacations, then cross country skiing might be the sport for you. You can try downhill racing, a slalom between trees or even shooting at a target while skiing at break neck speeds. This is a full body workout that will have you aching the following day, but with the fresh mountain air in your lungs and the wind in your hair, this is an exhilarating sport that will have you begging for more.
You only need to watch supercross competitions on television to see how high energy and exhilarating a sport it can be. With the technical skills of riding combined with the artistic spins, furls and backflips all in mid-air while holding onto the handlebars of your trusted motocross bike for dear life, this fast-paced sport will have the adrenaline coursing through your veins. This high-octane sport can be seen live at the Monster Energy Supercross World Championships all over the globe. Requiring intense training and a focused mind, this sport will prove addictive. Confidence is key to ensuring that you can complete those crowd stunning gymnastics and land safely to the sound of raucous applause.
The Ironman Triathlon is one of the most physically demanding sports. It is a full day endurance challenge that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and ending with, if that wasn’t enough, a full 26.2-mile marathon. This physical feat is not for the faint-hearted and requires long training hours and often a radical change in lifestyle. You will need the support from your family and friends, who once they have accepted that you are about to participate in an Ironman event, will be there cheering you on as you cross the finish line.