Whether you’re someone who has just started frequenting the gym or you’re a lifelong fitness enthusiast, you will probably have experienced boredom and fatigue with your fitness regime at some point. It is almost inevitable.
After many days of hitting the treadmill, you may find yourself growing weary and bored. Using an exercise bike may be fun for a while but then tedium kicks in, making it a chore. Whatever exercise you choose, once it becomes mentally draining then it inevitably becomes physically harder to continue with it. Your motivation has left you.
The best way to beat this problem is to keep your workout exciting and new. White water rafting in Auckland is definitely an excellent example of this. Here are just some reasons to add white water rafting to your exercise plan.
Firms up muscles
White water rafting involves a lot of arm and leg action, and this helps to strengthen your biceps, triceps, deltoids and quads. Because of the constant cross-body motion, your core muscles get a good work out too, so you can expect your obliques, abs and groin to be toned up as well.
Resistance exercise with adrenaline thrown in!
As you paddle against the strong currents around you and try to keep yourself on course, your muscles have to take the strain. This provides you with one of the most enjoyable resistance workouts you’ll ever find. The stronger the rapids, the more muscle power you’ll need to overcome them.
On top of this, the thrill of the ride will get your heart pumping and your adrenalin shooting around your body – no chance of gym fatigue here!!
Nature provides the interval training
Interval training involves switching between short periods of gentle exercise and sudden bursts of intense exertion. During white water rafting, you will find moments when the water calms and you can catch your breath. Then, the next thing you know, you’re battling rapids and having to fight against the elements to stay on your path. After an intense few minutes of this, the waters can go calm again, allowing for another rest period.
Perfect endurance training
White water rafting in Auckland presents a unique challenge every time, allowing you to build endurance and strength whilst providing a different experience each time.
Whatever your fitness goals, white water rafting will provide you with an excellent experience that will never be boring. You will also make new friends along the way, meaning that you can encourage each other and build teamwork skills too.
If you fancy adding white water rafting to your workout, please get in touch. We provide the best white water rafting experience in Auckland and our clients love every minute of it.