Skate Boarders – Upper Body Workouts

Being a skateboarder requires to have a strong upper body. Taking protein powders is not enough. Here are some workouts to enhance the upper body.

Core Muscle Training

Core muscles are the muscles in your back, abdominal and pelvic regions. It is vital to strengthen these muscles to improve your posture and prevent spinal injuries. You can include these exercises.

Planks – Lie down on your stomach and prop up your upper body on elbows. Raise your hips for ten seconds. Repeat several times.

Twists – Lie down on your back and hug your knees to your chest. Twist your upper body to one side and stay in that position for ten seconds. Twist your body to the other side.

Repeat several times.

Use dumbbells to strengthen your shoulders. Military presses are very effective for increasing the flexibility of your shoulders. Push the dumbbells above your head, keeping your arms straight. Lower your hands in lateral motions until your arms are parallel to the floor. Repeat this several times.

Keep a healthy diet and these exercises in your routine, for these has been known as an effective way of losing weight.

Neck Exercises

With your right hand behind your back, press the back of your head with your left hand until you feel a tension on your neck muscles. Repeat after exchanging your hand positions.

Perform the exercises at least ten times. You may also try in line skating.

Upper Back Drill

Keeping one arm crossed before your chest, place the palm of the other hand on the elbow of the crossed arm. Pull the crossed arm towards your chest until you feel a tension on the shoulder blade above the crossed arm. Reverse hand positions and repeat the drill.

Perform this exercise several times to enhance your spinning skills on your skate boards gears.

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