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#002: EXTREME SPORTS
What crazy activities do you dream of trying someday?
I’m a bit of a daredevil.
I think it comes from the thrill I get from pushing my limits both mentally and physically.
So, this question is perfect! Thanks for submitting it and giving me something fun to share.
Squirrel suit or wingsuit flying followed by canyoning and cave diving.
A lot of you might already know this, but I grew up playing competitive paintball, which is considered an extreme sport. I even had the chance to compete in the world cup.
Extreme sports are addictive, thanks to a little ol’ hormone called adrenaline that our body produces when it faces certain external stimuli.
Adrenaline acts as a vasodilator and improves our respiratory capacity so that more oxygen reaches the muscles and as a result, you´ll feel stronger, lighter, and faster.
You’ve heard of ‘fight or fight right’? – yeah that.
If I had to choose my top 3 activities to chase down that euphoric feeling, they would definitely be…
Canyoning: (also known as canyoneering) Is the act of navigating down a fast-flowing mountain stream in a gorge using a variety of techniques including abseiling, climbing, sliding and jumping.
Canyoning made my list because it’s so well rounded. You’ll get to hike, climb, swim, rappel, etc. It just sounds like so much fun.
It’s like the ultimate Christmas present. You know, one of those gifts that you open, and its filled with even more gift… merry Christmas to me!
2. Cavern Diving
Cavern Diving: Is the act of scuba diving in the opening area of a cave that receives direct sunlight, doesn’t go too deep, and is within the cave entrance.
Not to be confused with Cave Diving, which I would never do because it has no direct sunlight… and being underwater in the dark sounds like a nightmare to me.
I’ve always loved the idea of being the first to discover a new area and potentially a secret hidden treasure. Argh matey!
3. Wingsuit Flying (aka Squirrel Suit)
Wingsuit Flying: (also known as wingsuiting) is a variation of skydiving where a person will fly in the air using a special jumpsuit called the wingsuit that increases surface area for gliding.
The birdman suits (or flying squirrel suits) are aerodynamic and give the wearer high control of their movements in the air.
This is terrifying… and I really want to try it.
Extreme sports are scary, but that’s what makes them addictive.
I guess i’m just a sucker for a nice hard hit of adrenaline every now and then.
If you could instantly become a professional in ONE extreme sport…
➡️ What would it be?
➡️ What is the first thing you would do with your newly found expertise?
Let me know in the comments below or go join the conversation on Instagram (by clicking on the Instagram photo at the top of this post).
Here are some excellent resources if you are interested in reading more on this topic,
- Other Extreme Sports – https://www.artiemhotels.com/en/blog/reasons-extreme-sports.html
- Only Austin – https://www.austinplease.com/onlyaustin