Jet skiing is a fun and exciting water activity, but did you know that it’s also great exercise? While you might not think so, riding a personal watercraft engages several different muscle groups, making it a wonderful way to work out and keep in shape. Let’s take a closer look at how riding a Jet Ski can help you stay fit.
Jet skiing on a regular basis – for about 30 minutes a day or more – can substantially improve your overall cardiovascular endurance. In turn, this will give you more sustained energy for a long period of time, allowing you to exercise longer, whether for working out or recreation.
Your legs and arms are the two most used muscles while you are jet skiing. This is done when you are trying to keep your watercraft stable and balanced with your legs, while using your arms to steer the machine and stay on course. These two muscle groups get a workout and they subsequently will become even stronger with more time.
As you ride the waves while jet skiing, you will encounter many different challenges as you ride above the waves. Some will be calmer, and others will be stronger, and as your body works to stay upright and afloat, it engages many of your core muscles. Riding helps you get better at keeping balance, in the sense that you will be tested with strong waters, but beyond that you also will work out these abdominal muscles, too. You’ll get better at maintaining your equilibrium while also working on getting that six-pack.
In considering your workout, you also want to know how many calories you’re burning. Most people who are actively working toward a fitness goal track the number of calories they burn regularly, and those same people will be excited to know that there’s actually a surprisingly high caloric burn from jet skiing. According to Health Fitness Revolution, the average 150-pound rider will burn a surprising 238 calories during a half-hour ride.
At Woody’s Watersports, our rentals start at one hour, with options available to extend your ride in half-hour increments, giving you plenty of time to work out, burn calories and – most importantly