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 Post subject: Gym for training and rehab
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Chuck Norris total gym is great for both rehab and training for kitesurfing,just thought i would share this with you guys,TONY


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 Post subject: Re: Gym for training and rehab
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:23 am 
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So a year ago I decided that if I was going to keep kiteboarding one of the big things I needed to do was get more coordinated, better balance, and would not hurt to get stronger and lose a few.
No kidding I am the 200 lb weakling kiteboarder - could not do more than 5 pushups then.

Associate at work was a Crossfit trainer, membership was free (too good to be true I know), so I gave it a try. A year later miracle of miracles I am now Mr Universe - Not!!
But my balance and coordination is lots better & I am quite a bit more flexible - I can actually grab the board handle in the water and get my knees bent enough to get my feet in !! :jump:

I know this is slightly off topic since I'm not sure Crossfit is recommended for rehab, but as a training gym I love the camaraderie and the collective push to keep going.


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 Post subject: Re: Gym for training and rehab
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:42 am 
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You guys should check out www.kiteboardingexercises.com.It has all the exercises you need for crossfit, stretching, rehab, coordination, balance and functional training. All related to kiteboarding :)


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 Post subject: Re: Gym for training and rehab
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:49 am 
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In order to get into better shape just kite a bit more and throw some unhooked into it. If that's not enough then pick up SUP :P :o :P :o


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 Post subject: Re: Gym for training and rehab
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:51 am 
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Jdude wrote:
In order to get into better shape just kite a bit more and throw some unhooked into it. If that's not enough then pick up SUP :P :o :P :o



SUP is for the physically challenged ones :lol:
Just kidding, I paddle as well. It's even more fun than kiteboarding when the waves are nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Gym for training and rehab
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:30 am 
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Jdude wrote:
In order to get into better shape just kite a bit more and throw some unhooked into it. If that's not enough then pick up SUP :P :o :P :o

Spot on,TONY


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 Post subject: Re: Gym for training and rehab
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:06 pm 
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I'm not sure Crossfit is recommended for rehab, but as a training gym I love the camaraderie and the collective push to keep going.

I would call crossfit "beyond rehab" though I am sure they can help you in rehab.
You can easily hurt yourself trying to do unfamiliar exercises.
If you want to do crossfit, I would make sure you start with an instructor that will take it slow. Be very cautious about randomly selecting crossfit exercises to do unsupervised. This can hurt. Personally I would get somewhat in shape on my own, then do crossfit after a few months of weights aerobic exercise and stretching.

My own recipe is run a few times a week, gym 2x a week.
Free weights and core in the gym, speed and recovery, not maxing out.
And do whatever you can balanced on a ball or one of those squishy things.
If you add a couple of swims a week, even better.


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