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 (KiteboardingExercises.com) is back again, this time with something even bigger and better!
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”.
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.
KiteboardingExercises.com, 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.
About the Author
Lars 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 KiteboardingExercises.com 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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