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Old November 24th, 2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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Hi all,

As a(n ancient ) newbie about to embark upon my first Inline Figure Skating experiences I have a question. Possibly not the smartest of questions, but I need to learn and haven't got anyone here to show me the ropes. so here goes nothing...

What about warm ups ? Do you warm up before skating ? If so, what exactly do you do and how long do you do it for ?

Any suggestions on this subject would be very welcome...

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Old December 23rd, 2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Yush! Warm up is a must! Especially in colder weather.

I tend to run on the spot (theres normally not enough room to run around lol) for a good 2-3 mins, which is taking it easy to tell the truth, but whatevers comfy for you and warms you up.
Then a few side steps and lunges.
Next come the leg stretches, then torso, back, arms and neck.
I sometimes roll my ankles round too as they get a bit siff sometimes.

I warm-up more than I used to and find it helps a lot because I feel more relaxed and ready to get on with stuff when I get out there.

As for how long it takes, about 10 mins usually. I don't think that's enough, but I'm too impatient to get my skates on
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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It is best to warm-up first with exercises that get the blood moving, like leg swings, jumping jacks, anything that you have in your normal routine that does this. Then stretches are good. Never do stretches on muscles that aren't warmed up. So some coaches recommend doing the stretches after skating. I'll also work on situps. It is also good to bring your own personal exericse mat. Then I'll work on jumps on the floor off the rink.

Once I hit the rink I'll spend a lot of time on edges. If I'm on inlines I'll do a lot of swizzles and two foot half turns, like skiing along with alternating three-turns. I'll do this front and backwards. On quads I'll just focus more on edging, swing rolls and whatever fundamentals I'm working on in my current new dances. I also do a lot of crossovers in a figure eight pattern around the rink.

Sometimes I'll use my dance patterns to warm up for my freestyle.

Once I'm warmed up then I'll move on to figures, dance or freestyle.

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Hi all,

As a(n ancient ) newbie about to embark upon my first Inline Figure Skating experiences I have a question. Possibly not the smartest of questions, but I need to learn and haven't got anyone here to show me the ropes. so here goes nothing...

What about warm ups ? Do you warm up before skating ? If so, what exactly do you do and how long do you do it for ?

Any suggestions on this subject would be very welcome...

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