Workouts can come in a lot of different forms. What one person does to stay fit may not be the same as another. While some prefer “traditional” workouts such as running or weigh lifting, others may prefer a “non-traditional” form of a working out by participating in a fun, unique activity. Skating is a great form of exercise that uses the entire body and that you can have fun with. It doesn’t matter if you go to an indoor skating rink, skate on a trail or down the sidewalks of your neighborhood; wherever you’re skating you’re getting in a great workout that your body will definitely benefit from. It’s important to prepare your body for this aerobic exercise to ensure you don’t cramp up or cause other health issues. There are certain precautions that you can take prior and after skating that you will help keep your body safe… included in that is stretching before and after your roller skating session.
Stretch Out Before Hitting the Rink
When you stretch out your muscles before you begin skating, you are giving your muscles and your body a much needed warm up.You never want to go into a skate session with a cold body, so warming up those muscles is vital to a successful skate session. Stretching can improve your flexibility and lower the risk of injury. Some stretches that’ll help you before and after you skate include:
• Spiderman stretch
• Butt kicks
• Lateral high knee run
• Quad stretch
• Hamstring kick
Try these stretches out before your next visit to Skate World Lakeland!