Unless she has MY back, she's not the expert.C Johnson wrote:I was told by a PHD physical therapist / kiteboarder who has written her own kiteboarding fitness book that it is a great way to warm up.
I don't think I personally said anything about whether or not it's healthy. I can tell you my credentials for confirming that it hurts... it fucking hurts.What are your credentials to say it's not healthy?
Hold on there - I thought you were the one telling us about the book. I'm telling you about my back. And for the record, I have no trouble kitesurfing, snowboarding, skydiving, riding motocross, hang gliding, paragliding, running, jumping, or lifting heavy objects. I do have trouble sitting, lying down, and pumping kites.If you are going to live your life according to an ergonomics manual you probably shouldn't kiteboard at all.
Understood - but I think we've already established that you're not all that bright.I find it hard to believe the amount of exposure would constitute an ergonomics issue.
I stretch and exercise my back and abdominal muscles every morning and every night. I'd suggest you worry about how you pump up your kite.if you are that concerned about it I would highly recommend stretching and doing a prewarm up before you pump your kite.