Static Stretching

Stretching

Skate for a length of time, and you will work those muscles hard. I easily do 1 or 2 hours a day. If you do a lot of skating, your muscles contract, stretch to counter.

Never stretch when you're cold. Do a warm-up first, to get your juices flowing, and reduce the risk of injury. 10 minutes soft cycling on a stationary bike, or 10 minutes of very easy skating. Once you are warm, ease into each stretch gently, never bounce. Hold the stretch for 15 - 30 secs.

The 8 basic stretches for skaters.

1. Neck

2. Shoulders

3. Upper Limb

4. Lower Back

5. Groin

6. Quads

7. Hamstrings

8. Calves

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