6 essential rave-enhancing exercises
The benefits of keeping your body in good shape are widely known and reported constantly. Governments have daily recommendations for exercise, so that people take care of themselves to (hopefully) put less pressure on the medical system.
When it comes to partying, exercise can be very beneficial. But are there any exercises that are directly useful for the raving community? There certainly are, and here are a few of them…
Running can be great for boosting your rave stamina. It’s a full body exercise that improves cardiovascular and metabolic health. This gives you firm grounding for marathon sessions, helping you to feel more energised. Don’t like running? Try bike riding, hiking or rowing.
When you’re at a rave, you’ll be standing up for a long time. Couple that with a hell of a lot of dancing, and you’ll need to have legs and glutes that have the strength to carry through to the twilight hours. Squats are ideal for targeting that lower part of the body.
Being on your feet for hours on end can put pressure on your lower back, resulting in aches and pains. The plank is a classic exercise that will help to strengthen your core and support your lower back through all your mischief and adventures.
For overall fitness, climbing is a fantastic pursuit. Utilising all four limbs and combining strength with cardiovascular exercise, it can be very helpful if you want to get the best out of your body (and mind) in the rave.
Weights can boost your raving abilities no end. Deadlifts offer a full body workout; from your hip flexors and glutes, to your lower back and even bone density, deadlifts power up your physical capabilities.
Yoga, pilates and a general stretch regime can all contribute to your holistic health. Keeping your joints supple and increasing blood supply to your muscles will get you into optimum condition for a day or weekend of high octane activity.
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