Extreme Fitness for Kite Boarding
Kiteboarding is a strenuous type of sports and recreation, especially at the professional level. To compete with the best, it is necessary to train the
way they do – both on the water and in the gym. So many variables alter your training from day to day on the water, and some days there is so
little wind that you cannot train at all there. A steady routine of working out will keep you fit for this
Being out on the water requires an enormous amount of endurance. When you are cruising, you are constantly moving, and the water is constantly moving
beneath you. You must be able to keep your body upright and your kiteboard going with big, strong movements, one after the other. You do not have the
luxury of taking a break whenever you want or calling a timeout if you do not like the way things are going. Muscular endurance can be trained in the
gym with low percentage of 1 rep max, and eventually building to 25 to 30 repetitions per set of each exercise.
During trix, you pop up the board from the water, do rotations of various kinds, and execute other technically advanced movements. These all require
explosive power, especially from the large muscles of your lower body. Core, arm, shoulder, chest and back muscles are all used to a certain extent and
should all be included in the training plan.
for kiteboarding requires explosive power workouts. You’ll need to do weight lifting exercises and use a low number of reps in each set, focusing
on working quickly and with good form. Doing this type of workout too long is counterproductive because form suffers, and the muscles are not trained
properly after that point.
Plyometrics are also excellent for building explosive power needed in kiteboarding. These exercises can be done just about anywhere, with a minimum of
equipment. They involve quick and powerful movements, changing directions and positions rapidly to train the body to react quickly to the surrounding
Rest and Recovery
Kiteboarders in sports and recreation need extra rest to make sure they are ready to get back on the water. It is too dangerous to get out there when
you are tired. The best way to plan your workout program is to take every other day off when you can. If wind
conditions are right for water training more often, train if you are not tired. Let your body tell you when it is time to rest. Then, take several days
of rest to recover from the long string of workouts you have subjected yourself to doing.
Kiteboarding should be a fun and exciting type of sports and recreation, but it is also very demanding. To compete at your best, prepare in the gym.
Then, get out on the water and do the cruising, pops and rotations you will be executing during competitions.