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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-23-2017, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Exercises for Jetskiing

I've never spent a lot of time on these and plan to this year, so I was wondering what exercises might benefit me most, especially since I'm in my 60s. I still work out 3 times a week, but I have a simple routine and don't know which new exercises may be best for heading off those agonizing nights after a lot of fun from a day on Lake Huron with decent sized waves. I've heard the stories, and though I'm not planning on getting crazy, what is it that generally hurts after a full day on a ski? Just looking to spend some more time concentrating on the needed not-so-hard points. I'm sure there might be a few of you out there that aren't genuine iron men, and creak a bit after a hard day's ride.
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Just do some 12 oz. curls AFTER you come in off the water.

Seriously, it all depends on the machine you ride. I have had a Polaris, a Tigershark, a sea doo and Yamahas. The seats on the Yamahas had more lower back support than the others. Can ride for hours without any lingering pain. That couldn't be said for the other brands.

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Hand, arm, and leg exercises will help, but you should already be doing those. I have problems with my hands and forearms getting tired, but I was riding the 750 pretty aggressively, and also had problems with leg cramps at times. Keep some cold pickle juice handy to help with the cramps if they show up.
I would take a break every 30 minutes or so when the weather is hot, and drink lots of water.

Just have fun, and pay attention to your body. It will tell you when and what it needs.
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Just do some 12 oz. curls AFTER you come in off the water.
Well, that kinda goes without saying....


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Hand, arm, and leg exercises will help, but you should already be doing those. I have problems with my hands and forearms getting tired, but I was riding the 750 pretty aggressively, and also had problems with leg cramps at times. Keep some cold pickle juice handy to help with the cramps if they show up.
I would take a break every 30 minutes or so when the weather is hot, and drink lots of water.

Just have fun, and pay attention to your body. It will tell you when and what it needs.
So maybe just keep on doing what I'm doing and wing it to find out what I may need in the future, after a few good rides. Certainly I'm going to add the hand squeezers that I have, as I haven't used them in years. Im gonna keep the tonic water on hand also, as it seems to work best for me for cramps-didn't even think of that, thanks.
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I would suggest doing some back exercises... I am always sore after some rough riding, especially with a passenger. This way your back muscles are stronger and ready for the pull of a strong PWC
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