It’s known as an extreme sport to most. Surprisingly, dirt bike riding can be a great way to stay healthy and fit. Despite getting dirty on rough roads and off-road terrains, you’ll be surprised by the amount of exercise you’re doing. Here are the benefits of dirt biking.
Increased heart rate
Dirt bike riding increases your heart rate significantly when compared to low-level endurance exercises. Depending on the ride you do, if you’re doing rides through obstacles, jumps and hills, dirt bike riding can raise your heart rate into the mid-150s. However, an average ride should get you up to about 130+.
Even if you’re sitting on a motorized vehicle, dirt biking involves a lot of turning, lifting and operating your bike, which requires a significant amount of body strength. During your tour, you’ll encounter some harsh terrains which will get your leg muscles doing the work, as well as going off jumps, which will require some arm strength to lift the handle bars and push down again when landing.
Dirt bike riding can improve your endurance by the continuous amount of time you spent riding. Riding a dirt bike for an hour or more will engage your leg and arm muscles along with increasing your heart rate throughout the ride. Riding for an hour or more will give you decent exercise, if only by operating the pedals and hand gears.
Feeling sad or anxious? Dirt bike riding can effectively erase stress and anxiety. Same with other exercises and sports, dirt bike riding releases endorphins which helps to wash off depression and improve your overall mood, along with other effects such as improving your mental outlook and embracing relaxation. Try dirt biking for yourself and feel the immediate change.
Who knew riding a motorcycle off-road could grant you so many health benefits? Want to experience the dirt biking in Indonesia and receive these health benefits for yourself? Don’t miss out on our upcoming trips to start the new year! From a 2-day Bali dirt bike tour this 4, 5 January 2020 for €420 and a 6 day Bali to Bromo tour this January 12th for €1260. Book a tour at Adventure Riders today!