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.
Unless she has MY back, she's not the expert.
What are your credentials to say it's not healthy?
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.
If you are going to live your life according to an ergonomics manual you probably shouldn't kiteboard at all.
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.
I find it hard to believe the amount of exposure would constitute an ergonomics issue.
Understood - but I think we've already established that you're not all that bright.
if you are that concerned about it I would highly recommend stretching and doing a prewarm up before you pump your kite.
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.