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The Motivation Behind Extreme Sports

One of the most powerful motivators is the satisfaction that comes from succeeding at a hard sport and from the grinding it requires. Although some are looking just for the “high” extreme sports bring, some report it helps them feel closer to nature, more self-aware, at peace and even transcendent.

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Life-Changing Power Of Extreme Sports

Those who practice life-threatening extreme sports do it to have an experience that is life-changing, to feel alive and have an almost transcendental sensorial clarity.

Extreme sports have the potential to induce powerful and meaningful non-ordinary states of consciousness. They have been shown to be affirmative of life and the potential for transformation.

“My vision is sharper, and I’m more sensitive to sounds, my sense of balance and the beauty all around me. … Something sparkles in my mind, and then nothing else in life matters.”

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“The activity itself enables experiences that are beyond the everyday. People talk about their senses being alive, about being able to see things much more clearly. It gives them a glimpse of wh...

“The activity itself enables experiences that are beyond the everyday. People talk about their senses being alive, about being able to see things much more clearly. It gives them a glimpse of what it means to be human as in the capacities they have that we don’t tap into in everyday life.”

 - Eric Brymer, psychologist, on the effects of extreme-sports

Extreme Sports Athletes

Many extreme athletes are careful and thoughtful planners, and avoid thrill-seekers when possible.

Most research that links extreme-sports to thrill-seeking, hedonism, and a taste for risk, was done using young subjects, who tend to be impulsive and poor decision-makers regardless.

Options Of Adventure Sports
Options Of Adventure Sports
  • Skateboarding: Using ramps to pick up speed, you can learn to perform tricks.
  • Mountain biking: Combinies the technical skill and endurance of cross-country and the speed ...
Adventure Sports
  • They are fast-paced, action-packed and perfect for those who want to take risks and test their bodies to the extreme.
  • Many clubs offer free trials, and cheap hire of equipment.
  • Adventure sports are fun but often very physically demanding.
  • There are clubs and groups around the world with professional coaches to help you reach your maximum potential in whichever sport you choose.
  • Most adventure sports offer more accessible variations for children or the disabled.