The rise and fall of extreme sports athletes is directly proportional to each athlete’s training regiment. Flying, jumping, and flipping does not happen with the greatest of ease. It’s a mental and physical battle that requires serious preparation by concentrating on strength, endurance, and flexibility.

While most extreme sports focus on speed, mental and physical strength give the athlete an edge against the competition. This is particularly true for extreme sports, like rock climbing, which require the athlete to maintain all-around physical fitness. For power, athletes develop the core to support balance during death-defying feats. Strong legs are an important part of extreme sporting to control the landings in sports like paragliding. Enhancing leg and upper body muscles increase the athlete’s ability to push harder in snowmobiling, cliff jumping, and other strength-dominated extreme sports.

Extreme sports, such as air running or skateboarding, need continuous effort. The athlete must finely tune his or her body to withstand the rigours of repetitive assaults from the flips, jumps, and contortions needed to impress the crowd or judges. Athletes often rely on high-intensity interval training to ensure that they can take the heat on competition day, especially in motorbike competitions. The biker leaps from a ramp on the bike, performing stunts in the air.

Athletes must have the ability to move, flex, and stretch. Flexibility helps the athlete to balance and to create awe-inspiring moves at extreme sporting events. Acquiring flexibility requires repetitive and intense stretching exercises. Foam rolling alleviates joint tension. This improves the athlete’s agility, allowing him or her to master the craft and recover quicker.

The sporting world legitimised extreme sporting events years ago. Its athletes enjoy the same recognition, money, and success as other professional athletes. It takes intense training, combined with laser-focused desire catapult the extreme sports athlete into the ranks of the elite.