Power Kite Forum

HOW IS KITING GOOD EXERCISE??

willsegal69180 - 3-15-2005 at 11:56 AM

hi.
im tryin to start a kiting society at my skool so i stop gettin chucked off da pitches, but i need to present a good arguement to the director of sport. i need to know specifically how kiting exercises the body ect. pls giv me as much info as u can!
cheers.

Chip - 3-15-2005 at 01:06 PM

Well, just buggy or grass ski for a bit after not doing it for a while and you'll definitely feel it in your chest, like you've been doing pull-ups. (provided you're not using a harness!) So that's exercising your back and arms.

It's a lot of hand-eye coordination in order to control the kite. And balance, as you try not to end on your rump!

And then of course there is always the 50 yard sprint when you loose control of the kite and have to go chasing after the now tangled mess!

(Fortunately I haven't played that game in quite some time!But I remember when I was first starting to buggy, in a field surrounded by tall trees and swirly winds, I had the kite ripped out of my hands and the buggy clean tipped over about 3 times in 20 minutes!)

:)

Good Luck
-chip

sumskat - 4-13-2005 at 03:01 AM

hey, let your teacher have a go on your kite. he will soon realise that it is a massive workout for the biceps, latissimus dorsi, trapezi and quads. then he will have no excuse!! (take him out on quite a windy day just to make sure he gets tired...)

boom - 11-23-2005 at 05:52 PM

Use a downloadable heart rate monitor when flying! This will show true aerobic exertion. For more info see my friend and world heart rate guru's website www.heartzones.com