Workout For Rollerblading
How to strengthen your legs with weight machine
exercises and get them strong and in shape for the first
time that you go rollerblading.
As I begin to write this article about how you can get in shape for the
first time that you do go rollerblading this spring, it is
snowing a lot outside and very cold here and the same happens
to be true in many other parts of North America and around the world.
Yet spring is not too far away and you should be thinking about doing
exercises to strengthen your legs and working out your cardiovascular
system for when you do go rollerblading for the first time of the year.
By preparing ahead of time and focusing on strengthening your leg
muscles you will not suffer from a lot of or any leg soreness the next
Leg Strengthening Exercises
You can do these types of exercises at the gym or some of them in your
home using free weights, machines or your natural body weight. I prefer
to use weight machines. I prefer to workout at the gym which happens to
have some excellent Hammer Strength and LifeFitness machines.
Four basic exercises that I recommend that you do that will get your
legs strong and in shape for inline skating are:
incorporate lunges and hamstring curls to your leg workouts but I do
Press Machine (on a 45 degree angled machine) – main emphasis
are the quadriceps, but also works out the hamstring, glutes and
partially the calf muscles.
Extension Machine which isolates and stresses the quadriceps muscles.
Calf Raise Machine - a basic calf exercise that is excellent for
working out the muscles in your lower legs especially the
gastrocnemius. This can even be done at home on stairs using your own
Machine from LifeFitness. I like to call it the
full-leg workout on 1
machine because it not only works your glutes but it also works your
The 4 exercises that I have mentioned when done properly will hit all
the muscles that you use while rollerblading especially if you do not
have the time or inclination to do the other leg exercises.
The best exercise to stay in shape for inline skating during the winter
months is of course ice skating but if you live in a warmer climate or
you do not have the time to ice skate or hate the cold, any other type
of cardio exercise like running or using exercise machines will do the
If you plan ahead and do all these above-mentioned exercises, your legs
will be strong and not susceptible to soreness after your first time
out on your rollerblades. Also, remember to stretch after rollerblading
and I also I recommend that you do leg weight training exercise all
year round. In this manner your legs stay strong and you can pick up
the leg workout pace two to three months before the beginning of