For many, when they think about jet skiing they believe that it’s very easy. To the onlooker it can seem this way.
Sitting on-board a motorised jet ski, cruising around the lake or in the sea. It looks effortless.
And truth be told, sometimes it can be. If you’re going slowly, don’t have a very powerful jet ski or have a lot of skill all these factors can make it easier to control and ride.
Are you serious…?
If you’re more of a serious rider, however, lots of factors can make a big difference in terms of how good your riding is and how fast you can go.
A powerful jet ski can kick out some serious speed and power. Trying to control this can be challenging.
Note: This is a nice post on how a jet ski works.
To stay in complete control, you need good strength, fast reactions and an excellent power to weight ratio.
Like a Cyclist…
It’s not common for me to talk about cycling performance on this blog, but with the Tour de France going on at the moment I felt it quite appropriate to mention it and use it as an example.
If you’ve ever watched the cycling you’ll have noticed how skinny some of those riders are. They have incredible amounts of power and strength, but they’re very lean. Especially their upper body as they do no need strong arms for cycling.
The key point I want to make here is that they’re all about power to weight. They want to be as powerful as possible without having to carry too much weight. Whether that’s in the form of fat or muscle.
What’s my point…?
To cut a long story short, if you want to go faster on your jet ski you want to be strong but not weigh too much. Much like a cyclist.
That way you will be able to produce strength when you need it but it should not impact the acceleration of the jet ski too much.
Not only will the acceleration be impacted by how much you weigh, or more accurately the mass that you carry, you will also find cornering and braking easier.
As per Newton’s laws, accelerating an object requires energy. That energy has to come from the jet ski. The more powerful the jet ski the less this matters.
Say it like it is…
It’s common to see people out on their ski’s who are a little bit out of shape. You know the typical kind of rider who has moobs…Talking technical for a minute, man boobs is medically known as gynecomastia.
Not sure if you have chest fat or gynecomastia? Read this to learn how to check if you have gynecomastia.
Want to Build Muscle?
If you know what you’re doing at the gym, the ideal would be to do a mixture of cardio, weights for strength and HIIT training to really boost your metabolism.
Remember, you can’t out-train a bad diet so that needs to be addressed first. I’m not an expert on this so I’d recommend finding a nutritionist near you.
For example, one called Dianabol is known as a muscle building supplement which is said to have the benefits of taking a steroid but without the side-effects.
Whether they work has not been scientifically proven but it’s an interesting look at a plant based way of improving your muscle mass.
That’s all for today folks, until next time!