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alohasurfer73
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Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby alohasurfer73 » Sun May 05, 2013 8:12 am

Hey guys?
What kind of training/exercises do you do between kite sessions to complement your kiting, to get stronger/better?

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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby Dirk » Sun May 05, 2013 8:27 am

As I am only riding surfboards nowadays I use Carver Skateboards to train my carving/turns, balance, stance, shoulder rotation. It is also a good workout for the legs.

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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby Kite2Heaven » Sun May 05, 2013 8:45 am

Add in a few 'realistic' flexibility exercises.. (not the airy fairy bullshit ones) it helps when you come unstuck and less chance of joint injury. Basic weight training can help to strengthen the body for endurance and take bigger hits from high jumps - bit like training up a 'glass' jaw... And dont forget to add 1cup cement powder over you cereal ;)

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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby plummet » Sun May 05, 2013 8:57 am

I don't have seasons. its all year kiting for me!...

but I do mountain bike and longboard skate. both activities and fitness, strength, endurance and agility as to kitesurfing. kiting adds core strength and the thrill factor that the others don't give as much of/

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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby 1968 » Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 am

Check out Redcord slingtraining. I came across it a while ago, love it.

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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby dyyylan » Sun May 05, 2013 1:13 pm

One of the members here, Larse, runs a great fitness website dedicated to strength training, injury prevention, etc specifically for kiting:

http://www.kiteboardingexercises.com/

alohasurfer73
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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby alohasurfer73 » Sun May 05, 2013 3:02 pm

Plummet, you lucky bastard :)
1968, I checked it out and it turns out our Swedish ski team uses redcord, so I guess it works!
Dyyylan, very good site, big thanks to Larse!
I've done some kettlebell training lately, especially the balistic exercises like different kinds of swings, and I feel it's a good complement for balance and core muscles!

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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby JessicaWinkler » Sun May 05, 2013 3:21 pm

alohasurfer73 wrote:Hey guys?
What kind of training/exercises do you do between kite sessions to complement your kiting, to get stronger/better?


This is a great article & downloadable guide :) http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013 ... ning-guide

alohasurfer73
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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby alohasurfer73 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:14 pm

Super Jessica, will definitely use it a lot!!

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Re: Training/exercises to complement kiting?

Postby TheJoe » Tue May 07, 2013 3:32 pm

I hit the cable and wake board. Whats nice is it forces me to work on my switch side as the cable pulls for a regular and I'm a goofy. Other than that I do cardio, stretching with a cable at the gym, a lot of lat pulls to my waist from various angles, and some basic lifting to maintain my strength and muscle.


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