The Unknown Health Benefits of Axe Throwing
Axe throwing has become everyone’s new favorite activity, but did you know that it’s also an amazing workout? So while you’re out with friends or family and enjoying a little friendly competition, you’re also treating yourself to the health benefits of axe throwing!
Not only are you having fun, but you’re working out parts of your body that you didn’t even realize.
The Correct Way To Throw An Axe
If you’ve ever been axe throwing then you know that there is a certain way to do it. And when axe throwing is done correctly not only does it keep everyone safe, but it also works out your arms, shoulders, core, and more.
When you go to an axe throwing facility there are staff there to teach you the right way to throw. Put your dominant hand on the bottom of the hatchet which weighs about a pound, with your opposite hand on the top. Then bring the axe above your head, aim, and throw! After constantly repeating this motion you might start to actually feel the muscles working.
What Muscles Are Being Used?
Axe throwing builds up your core, your lats, your shoulders, and your arm muscles. And, if you use the correct stance, your calves will get a workout as well.
The motion of throwing your axe approximately 12 feet causes you to shift all of your weight forward. The strength of your throw comes from your core and your lower body. In order to throw the axe really hard, you must shift your weight from the back leg to your front leg with a lot of force.
The great thing about this is, it’s a fun activity so you are not focused on the physical demands of this activity. Making it a great way to not only have fun, but stay in shape.
It’s Great For The Mind
Not only is axe throwing great for your body, but it is also good for your mental health. This activity can help release stress and anxious energy we tend to hold onto. Some compare the feeling of axe throwing to taking a long run; it helps them clear their mind. It’s also an easy way to let out pinned up anger and aggression. You can throw the axe as hard as you want to (without hurting yourself or others) without the fear of destroying something.
Your New Workout Routine
Axe throwing is an inexpensive way to get a good workout in and have a great time with friends, and there’s no better place to do it than Dueling Axes. We offer great drinks, and vibes that will help contribute to your overall experience and you can bring in any food you want (coolers encouraged). Book a reservation now to skip the line and incorporate axe throwing into your workout routine today!