The Complete Kiteboarding Training Guide

A while back we published an article demonstrating an exercise routine to help you improve your handle passes. Well, our kitesurf training expert, Lars Jørgensen ( is back again, this time with something even bigger and better!

Kiteboarding Training Guide

Lars has put together The Complete Kiteboarding Training Guide, and it’s now available for you to download for free! That’s right… it’s yours 100% free of charge!

Why You Should Download this Guide

In the words of Lars himself, “The Complete Kiteboarding Training Guide is your new training bible”! You can use it at home or in the gym, and it’s not just for the pros. There are programs in it for all levels of kiteboarders. Beginners, wave riders, freestylers, wakestylers, wake skaters, course racers, landkiters, snowkiters, freeriders, newschoolers, oldschool freestylers… all will benefit from the right training. The Complete Kiteboarding Training Guide will teach you how to become a stronger and more powerful kiteboarder at the level you are at, while minimizing your risk of injury. If you want to progress, this guide is a “must have”.

Kitesurfing Training Guide

In all other sports, pro athletes engage in highly developed sport specific functional training in addition to the actual training they do for their discipline. Pro athletes have strictly planned training programs laid out 6-18 months in advance, with several resting periods and various levels of exercise intensity, depending on when their next competitions are. Athletes do this to ensure they are in peak condition at competitions, and to minimize their risk of injury… and of course to progress! More pros in kiteboarding have opened themselves up to functional training as a way to improve, and it’s slowly spreading throughout the industry. However we’re still way behind other sports, and this is possibly one of the reasons why there are so many injuries in kiteboarding.

Kiteboarding Exercises - Stretching, or just KBX is a website dedicated to making you a better kiteboarder through sport specific training and rehab, and you get all this cooked up in the kiteboard training guide!

Outdoor Training Program

In the latest version of this training guide (V3), Lars has added an outdoor training program which you can execute in a public park or playground. Here’s a video with some of the highlights.

So, get your complete training guide now!

About the Author

Kiteboarding Exercises - SwingLars Jørgensen has been working in the fitness industry since 2002. His specialty is rehab, posture and sports specific training. He has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition & health, and a number of smaller certifications in training physiology. He’s been managing personal trainers since 2008 and he educates personal trainers in sales, physiology, nutrition, dynamic mobilization and coaching in both Denmark and Sweden. He started because he believes there’s a need for training education in kitesurfing.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Kiteboarding Training Guide, and whether it has helped you take your kiteboarding to the next level. If you have any training tips and advice of your own, as always, please share them in the comments below.

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  1. So… I like the guide, but your nutrition section is just messed up. You recommended soda and energy drinks as a good source of fuel and healthy nutrition. You might wanna do some research before publishing this kinda article. It might be better to suggest a more organic and natural option like fruit and tons of water instead of carbonated, processed, acidic crap that can decompose a nail in a matter of weeks. There are several other things in the nutrition section that were poorly done. You said that you need carbs and some protein so eat some bread or a sandwhich… failing to specify what kind of bread. Also inferring that a carb is a carb and nothing more or less when you wrote about carbohydrate intake and chocolate milk and soda. So besides the nutrition section I found the article very beneficial.

    • Hey Zback, I just wanted to let you know that Lars has updated his training guide. The latest version now includes an Outdoor Training Program and he has revised the nutrition section…
      We’ve updated the download links in article, so you should be able to get the latest version if you are interested.

  2. I probably haven’t been clear enough in my statement, but this guide is not about health. It’s only about the fastest way to recover for the next session. And it should not be interpreted as a healthy way of living. Like i state in the beginning of the article: “This is not an article about healthy food”… This is probably the only thing I’ve been asked regarding nutrition; “How do it keep energy level up during a full day of kiteboarding and how do I recover the fastest?”. So the article came out… And yeah, it broke my heart a little bit too, by leaving out the health part. And maybe it was a mistake, but this was what people wanted to know more about. But I could (and maybe should have) put in a section on health and rehydration to get more focus on that. Because I agree that it is important. But the kiteboarders who really care about nutrition, have a pretty good idea on how to do it. So this is for those who just want to recover fastest.

    But since very few kiteboarders (that I know and that I have talked to on the web) don’t really care about nutrition, I haven’t really looked at this article since then.

    So, I totally get where you are coming from from a health point of view. I will rewrite it with a section about health. And where it clearly show the difference between healthy diet and fast recovery. Or both, because you can have that too…

    And yeah, fruits are a great natural source of energy, but the kiteboarders I know doesn’t carry a basket of fruit with them to the beach. They drive past the nearest gass tank and buys a chocolatemilk on the way to the beach. But maybe I should set a goal for my self to change that :o)

    So, to sum it up. This article was written from a realistic point of view and not an idealistic point of view. And it probably should contain both. So I will do that for you :o)

  3. So, I’ve looked on kiteboarding exercises before and all I saw was isolations. Kiteboarding is built up of dynamic movements, don’t you think more dynamic exercises might make a little more sense? I’m not sure what the new guide has in store, but i’m looking forward to it :)

  4. Rachael says:

    What happened to

  5. Hi, the guide is online again. The website was hacked, but it will be online in a short version again…