Water sports in your own home: this is how you stay in training
Anyone who loves water sports usually likes to be on, in, under or on the water. Should this also work in your own home?
Some of the sports do.
As a rule, however, you can only optimize your previous skills or practice movement sequences - but that's also fun and the waiting for more is more bearable.
The best part is not just exercising, but using your own pool or swimming pond for more than just cooling off or swimming a few laps.
For SUP fans and surf beginners
In order to be able to stand on a surfboard, surfers and stand-up paddlers need a good sense of balance.
Our body can keep its balance, but it has to use almost every muscle group to do so.
This can also be trained without a board with a balance board.
If you have a pool or a larger garden pond, you can also 'launch' a special board in it and stand on it. However, the wave movements are missing there, so you have to get the board moving yourself.
Cross-country or cross-country running is also considered a very effective training exercise for balance. It is important that you leave the paved paths and actually walk along the bumpy paths.
With such a run, the body has to constantly compensate for the unevenness of the ground, which trains the balance muscle groups.
Training exercises for sailing and windsurfing
Every squat that is trained counts for surfing and windsurfing, because these strengthen the thighs and strong thighs give more stability on the surfboards.
Sailors and windsurfers also need a well-trained back and upper arms. The back is very one-sidedly loaded in the wind and the arms must be able to hold the wishbone on the surfboard or the sheet of the sail even in higher wind speeds.
In order to be able to train this in the garden, climbing frames help, on which hailing and climbing is practiced more intensively, as with the Ninja Warrior training equipment. The hands and wrists also develop more grip strength.
If you have been given diving equipment for beginners, it makes sense to do your first diving exercises with a mask and breathing apparatus in your garden pool or swimming pond at home.
There should always be a second person watching, lest a beginner's normal clumsiness result in drama.
Children should first practice diving without a goggle/mask before it becomes a sport.
Swimming training for more fitness and a better figure
Swimming is considered a healthy sport because it makes us breathe differently. The body receives more oxygen and uses more calories due to the water resistance. That makes you fit and healthy. In addition, the spine is relieved for the time in the water.
If you swim regularly, you have fewer back problems – at least that’s what they say. But what to do when you have swum through the beautiful pool in the garden in just a few strokes?
That disappoints most water rats. A so-called counter-current system helps here.
With this aid, the swimmer has a significantly increased water resistance, which allows him to swim on the spot in the pool. This allows him to swim for a long time without having to hit or turn.
The swimming training gained in this way in your own home is fun and really keeps you fit and healthy.
Practice fishing in the garden? - Sure, why not?
As soon as the angler cannot or is not allowed to go fishing because of some restrictions, frustration spreads even in this rather quiet sport. What helps against that?
Dealing with the topic calms the soul and calms the longing a little. This includes, for example, refreshing your knowledge or acquiring new knowledge from specialist journals or textbooks.
Being able to do fly fishing and deep sea fishing is often said to be a dream by anglers. But reading and dreaming is usually not enough because you are not really doing anything.
So get your equipment and tinker with new baits. Maybe wrap the fly bait to be prepared when the dream comes true?
If you have a garden, it's a good place to lay out all your equipment and sort out what's obsolete or superfluous. If you can sell some things, that brings a little money into the hobby coffers and creates space for new equipment.
In the garden you can also practice new throwing techniques with a fishing rod.
Finally, anglers need to be prepared. Where should the next fishing trip go? Thanks to the internet it is easy to find many new areas and new fishing friends.
Rowing in the dry
Rowing on a rowing machine is pretty boring at home. Unless you put the device in a weather-protected place in the garden or in a shed with a view of the garden.
Then rowing at home actually helps to stay in shape. Since rowing also trains the entire body, it is considered very healthy.
In addition, the risk of injury is low due to the constant movement. The measuring device, on which the resistance can also be increased, shows the number of strokes per minute, the kilometers covered and the calorie consumption.