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Extreme Sports Performance – The Importance of Muscular Strength

Extreme Sports Performance – The Importance of Muscular Strength

Several factors contribute to extreme sports performance. Although we cannot reshape our genetics, we can improve our absolute and relative strength with muscular strength training. Muscular strength is the ability to apply force against an external resistance or object. When considering the nature of our individual extreme sports, we very often have to apply considerable forces against gravity to manoeuvre our body mass (e.g. surfing, parkour, climbing) or an implement or projectile (e.g. kayaking, skiing, white water…

Top 10 Extreme Sports List – What’s Popular Right Now

Top 10 Extreme Sports List – What’s Popular Right Now

Also known as aggro sport, action sport and adventure sport, extreme sport is a term used to describe sports that require considerable skill and physical ability while posing the very real risk of physical harm. The competitors and practitioners in these sports live for the adrenaline rush and are not content with training or competing in regular sports that don’t set their pulses racing. Here is our top 10 extreme sports list of 2018. Top 10 Extreme Sports…

12 of World’s Best Waves – Best Places to Go Surfing

12 of World’s Best Waves – Best Places to Go Surfing

Where are the best places to go surfing in the world? This is a question we get asked time and time again, and for good reason! There’s a lot of ocean out there. That means there are tons of great surf spots to discover, and sometimes we need a little information and inspiration to plan our next surf trip. To give you a push in the right direction, here’s our opinion on the best waves on…

How to Save for Your Adventure

How to Save for Your Adventure

The hardest bit about travelling is figuring out how you’re going to fund it. It can be an uphill struggle, but if you look closely at your situation and put some easy money saving tips into action, there may be a bit of extra cash right under your nose. Saving money is all about being organised and sacrificing a few unnecessary costs on a daily basis to reach your end goal – TRAVEL! ‘Travel is…

International Travelling Tips – Most Inspirational Ted Talks

International Travelling Tips – Most Inspirational Ted Talks

In this post, we’re going to give you a run-down of some of the most amazingly inspirational Ted Talks that have ever taken place at the media organisation’s conferences. The international travelling tips you’re about to witness are absolute gold and delivered by people who have lived and breathed travel in its rawest and most truthful form. From extreme lifestyle experiments to sailing around world, these travellers, bloggers and entrepreneurs have done it all and…

Protein Recommendations for Athletes Who Love Adventure Travel

Protein Recommendations for Athletes Who Love Adventure Travel

Ingestion of sufficient amounts of dietary protein is a fundamental prerequisite for muscle protein synthesis and maintenance of muscle mass and function. Protein recommendations for athletes is an important topic when we consider the controversy that surrounds protein intake for all active individuals. While some researchers have focused on the total daily intake of protein in relation to either strength or endurance, others note that protein requirements should take into consideration the training load and volume,…

How to Plan my Adventure

How to Plan my Adventure

Planning an adventure can be a lot of work. You can end up spending a lot of time and energy on things that really don’t require it and, worse still, you end up paying more than you need to. Here at Viral Dreaming, after decades of travel, we’ve refined our travel planning processes to bring you a 5-step ‘How to Plan My Adventure‘ guide that will help you avoid common mistakes and help things run smoothly….

Suicide Gorge – The Best Kloofing Cape Town Has to Offer

Suicide Gorge – The Best Kloofing Cape Town Has to Offer

South Africa provides adrenaline junkies with numerous opportunities to reach new levels of excitement through a huge range of adventure sport activities that set the pulses racing. Suicide Gorge presents experienced hikers with some of the best kloofing Cape Town has to offer and is definitely a pursuit that needs to be ticked off any avid adventurer’s bucket list. Canyoning, or ‘kloofing’, is the act of pursuing a water course to a predefined location by any…

Kitesurfer Roderick Pijls Dreams of Snowboarding in Patagonia

Kitesurfer Roderick Pijls Dreams of Snowboarding in Patagonia

Meet Roderick Pijls, a professional kitesurfer who is travelling the world doing what he loves and creating epic video content as he goes. As an athlete Roderick is constantly on the move to train and compete for his sport, but he dreams of snowboarding in Patagonia to mix up his travelling style a bit. Athlete Profile Name: Roderick Pijls Nationality: Dutch Age: 26 Sport: Kitesurfing Discipline: Freestyle & Wave Best results: Top 10 Freestyle World…

The Birth of an Extreme Adventure Travel Company – Michiel’s Story

The Birth of an Extreme Adventure Travel Company – Michiel’s Story

Founding an extreme adventure travel company and launching a whole new travel concept on my own in South Africa is not something I ever thought I would do. However, when an idea strikes you and the passion for it begins to take over your 9-5 job, you just have to chase it. Extreme Adventure Travel Company Having been an avid adventure traveller for over 15 years, I came to the realisation that starting a business…