THE BENEFITS OF SURFING TO STAY IN SHAPE

THE BENEFITS OF SURFING TO STAY IN SHAPE

Endurance sports activity allows you to strengthen your body and even lose weight permanently because it makes your muscles work in depth. This is the case with surfing, which you wouldn't think of right away. Fourchette & Bikini has put on her suit to tell you all about it.


Functioning

The explorer James Cook discovered this practice while staying with the Polynesians, who used longboards cut from a tree trunk.
They called this practice He'e nalu, which means "sliding on the wave" in Hawaiian.

Prohibited in the 19th century during the colonization of the Hawaiian islands, this sport experienced an unexpected renaissance in the 20th century thanks to Duke Kahanamoku, a man who was a pioneer in the discipline.
Surfing spread like wildfire after the Second World War, thanks in particular to the development of new boards based on extruded polyurethane foam, or polyester resin and fiberglass.

Advantages

The benefits are numerous: in fact, seawater is a very rich environment in minerals and trace elements that will help nourish the skin and even reduce the aging process. This is the perfect place to get back into the sport if you want to lose weight.

The movement of the oar strengthens the arms, but also the whole upper body.

The search for balance on the board makes it possible to make work the muscles of the legs (thighs and calves) but especially the abdominals with a natural action of sheathing.

Surfing is a very physical sport which requires all the muscles of the body: to be optimal, it will have to burn many calories to remain dynamic and reactive.

Surfing, finally, tones and refines the silhouette.

Disadvantages

Like any water sport, surfing involves certain risks inherent to the marine environment:

* waves: it is important to observe the different types of waves so as not to be surprised.

* currents and bottom: it can happen that powerful marine currents can drag the surfer out of the area of his activity or, in extreme situations, drag him to the bottom of the water. It is crucial to be harnessed at the ankle to his board.

Practice

The main accessory is obviously the board: you start with a foam board called "G-board" and after 3 consecutive summers surfing, you can try harder boards, adapted to your level.

The essential outfit: the suit, i.e. either the shorty or the long suit.

Wax is a substance that surfers apply to the surface of their board to protect it and make it non-slip.

Slimness

Surfing is a sport that helps you find a body of your dreams: you muscle your whole body without realizing it because the effect of water reduces sensations and efforts. You relax, enjoy the benefits of the water and the sun and your body can only get better.