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What are the basic skills for speed-skating?

The basic skills for speed skating include stopping, gliding, how to fall and get up, forward and backward strides, turning, and pushing. These skills require body control, stamina, and instruction for proper technique. Basic fitness components that complement these skills include core, balance, strength, and power. Exercises within these components must be executed with precise technique for positive results, optimum performance, and reduced risk of injury. It is recommended to obtain an individualized exercise program from a certified instructor who can choose exercises at an appropriate level and progress them as needed.

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