I just recently got back from Maui, Hawaii and what a beautiful place; it is truly paradise. I had the privilege of snorkeling for the first time and it is now a hobby of mine, especially because it is such a low cost hobby: you can pick up a mask, snorkel and fins for around forty bucks.
Snorkeling is absolutely amazing and I totally recommend it if you have never been. Being able to see life under the sea is simply breathtaking. The coral, rock formations, thousands of different species of fish, and, of course, the gigantic sea turtles are all a sight to see.
Although snorkeling was a blast and a half, it was definitely a workout. My entire core, shoulders, hip flexors, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and ankles were completely worn out. Below are the benefits of snorkeling, as well as an exercise routine that will help condition you for your next snorkeling adventure.
Benefits Of Snorkeling:
- Improves upper body strength and endurance
- Improves lower body strength and endurance
- Improves core strength and endurance
- Burns around 300 calories per hour
- Improves self-esteem
- Helps reduce stress
- Easy on the joints (non-weight bearing activity)
- Extremely pleasurable
Snorkeling Workout Routine:
Perform this workout and thirty minutes of cardiovascular training two to three times a week for at least a month or two in advance to prepare for your next snorkeling adventure. Have fun!!
October 23rd, 2010