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Stomach muscles

Postby Kiteguy4life » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:54 pm

, I am on older gentleman, have been kiteboarding a year now, and am starting to jump , so I've hurt my lower stomach muscles twice now , so what should I do to prevent this ?

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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:00 pm

Situps and planks.
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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby Exal » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:06 pm

10 minute ab work in the morning can't hurt. You can use an app or just do 200 crunches followed my some leg raises.

But I would try a different harness aswell. Those Ion short harnesses look good if you want to try something.

Little edit: visit a chiropractor and youtube the limber 11 routine.
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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby badgb21 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:01 pm

A seat harness is likely to help.
I had similar trouble when I first started with a waist harness, so tended to alternate with a seat one.
I did some light ab work as described by others above.
After about 6 months or so I could manage with just the waist and have not had a problem since.

Hopefully a seat harness will keep you on the water until you build up strength.
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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby TomW » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 pm

Situps and leg raises. Everyday Cycling to build quad strength and support your knees. Push-ups and some arm work for shoulder strength.
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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby Kiteguy4life » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:43 pm

Thanks for the input , Was just wondering if this is a common issue , I would consider myself to be in decent shape but I guess those particular muscles don't get used much , I guess some stretching and exercise is in order , thx again

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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby Herman » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:54 pm

An ordinary kite buggy without a back support will give your core and stomachs muscles a good work out and help develop your kite skills if you can get the opportunity to use one. Also you will need less wind than kitesurfing.

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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby tkachuk » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:30 am

Sore abdominal muscles when starting to jump is very common.
I'm 60 years old and after a week of 3 sessions a day jumping, I can barely get out of bed.
It like a week snowboarding, Days 3 and 4 are the worst on the muscles, abs in particular.

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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby FLandOBX » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:38 am

Kiteguy4life wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:54 pm
, I am on older gentleman, have been kiteboarding a year now, and am starting to jump , so I've hurt my lower stomach muscles twice now , so what should I do to prevent this ?
It's not clear to me whether you have pulled a muscle "twice" or you have ongoing soreness in your abdominal muscles. In either case, there may be a simple solution.

You haven't said, but we are all assuming that you are using a waist harness. Because of the position of a waist harness, it will engage your abdominal muscles when you kite and, especially, when you jump. If you use a seat harness, your abdominal muscles will not get engaged as much and, therefore, you won't have abdominal muscle soreness and will be less likely to pull those ab muscles. As others have said, staying in condition is important for all kiteboarders, regardless of age. Building core strength is essential, and daily aerobic exercise is important. But you can probably eliminate that stomach soreness with a simple equipment change.

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Re: Stomach muscles

Postby plummet » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:39 am

Kite more.


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