Weight Training Leg Exercises
for Inline Skating
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With winter soon coming to
an end, for many of you it's almost time to get out your inline skates,
rollerblades and lace them up! I really enjoy inline skating when it
up and during the summer months. So over the next few blog entries I
be discussing this sport in various ways.
Besides doing a little cardiovascular
exercise before lacing your blades up for the first time, here are 3
training leg exercises that will help you strengthen your legs for
skating: leg press, leg extensions and standing calf raise.
Here are some tips. Try to
do the leg press on a vertical machine and avoid the horizontal leg
in my opinion it is a waste of time. It is not as effective and I've
studies that have proven this point. Also, you do not necessarily have
to do really heavy weights. Lighter weights are fine. Just focus on
each movement slowly with 3 to 4 sets of 12 to 16 reps is fine.
If you have time you could
add some other leg exercises such as lunges or glute exercises too.
By weight training your legs
several months in advance, you should feel little or no soreness the
time you go inline skating.
Posted on: Tuesday February