So, I went skydiving this past weekend and wow; what an experience. It is definitely not for everyone, but I strongly recommend that you give it a try. Being fit or in good shape definitely made the whole process a lot easier and more enjoyable. Being strapped to another guy while trying to maneuver through the plane and out the door was not easy and I have a few sore muscles and several good memories to show for it.
As you all know, I am a personal trainer and I have trained a young lady for a couple years now. When we started, she had set a goal to lose a certain amount of weight (more than 100 pounds) and her reward for doing so would be to go skydiving. Well, we hit the goal and we hit the air. Good overall experience!! My point is to set a goal and go for it, don’t give up or lose motivation until you hit that certain goal. Hard work does pay off, just ask my client.
I have put together a list of exercises that isolate certain muscle groups that are engaged (legs, shoulder, back, abdominal) during the process of skydiving. So, if you ever get the wild hair to skydive, make sure you try this workout for a couple weeks before you go. I recommend performing two sets of 20 repetitions. Good Luck!!
May 21st, 2009