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Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby curranj » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:33 pm

I was out snow kiting this weekend for maybe 3 hours and am having a fair amount of pain in my abs/rib section. This is somewhat normal but maybe because I haven't been out for a few months it's worse. I'm using an older (05) dakine tabu waist harness with a spreader bar pad. Is this normal or a waist harness issue? It happens almost every time I ride that my abs hurt but I figured that was just the workout pain. Do I have my harness too tight, not tight enough or would I be better with a seat or different style harness. I was out Saturday and am still feeling sore today???

I don't get out too often anymore but would like to alleviate this problem if possible.

Any suggestions

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Re: Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby prayfawind27 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:48 am

if it's possible next time you go out try using your friends harness to see if it's your harness it could be just a waist harness issue and if that's the case invest in a very good high quality seat harness

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Re: Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby FarQueLot » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:12 am

Half a cup of concrete and 50 crunches should fix the problem.


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Re: Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby robertovillate » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:14 am

I'd suggest a Dynabar. The fully articulating hook eliminates all the torquing and twisting on your body and no more jacking on your abs and ribs. It works great for snowkiting too.

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Re: Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby frankm1960 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:13 am

I get the same thing and I use an old seat harness. I've tried a waist harness once, same thing. I get real sore abs after snowkiting, more so using a snowboard, not so much using skis.

I don't get sore abs kitesurfing. Up and down on a snowboard is a lot different than up and down on a TT. Gravity is a bigger factor and the weight of your gear as well, lot more weight on your feet.

So I don't think it has much to do with the harness and I don't think the dynabar will make much difference if you're using a snowboard, unless you want to ride toeside a lot or use skis.

PS: do a few leg raises and chinnups from your chinning bar with all your gear on, board, boots etc and you'll see what I mean by extra weight on your feet. Pretend you're doing a jump, pulling the bar in etc. You'll see your abs engage pretty quick.
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Re: Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby piccio » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:19 am

yust go out ,do not waste money on different harness,I felt the same when I was working regular,now I am retired and yust wait the wind so I go out more often( 2 and half hour friday),have da kine too,little pain on legs few days only,while years ago abds very very big pain.
but this on water I can't say for snow ,never tried

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Re: Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby Eduardo » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:33 am

if you're doing a lot of grabs it's a big abs work out as your legs come up with a board + maybe snow/boots adds weight I don't know.

One day my abs were killing and I wondered why until I guessed how many jumps I probably did in a 5 hour session. It was way way more than leg lifts (or crunches or ...) I would ever think of doing in the gym.

so I doubt it's the harness. get a 6 pack. women love it.

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Re: Abdominal pain and harnesses

Postby j1finnn1 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:34 pm

If It's rib pain, It's probably the harness. an '05 tabu is a pretty old harness. I'd try a newer harness.
I use a warrior2, (and warrior 1 before that), no more pain. My old harness gave me nasty bruised ribs.

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