Advertisement

Where and how should I start in-line skating?

In-line skating should always be started with a partner or instructor. The safest areas to begin are in uncrowded areas. If possible, avoid uneven or slick surfaces. Seeking instruction in balance training can help a newcomer to in-line skating. Balance training helps stabilize your joints during movement and can allow a person to feel more agile, coordinated, and skillful. Balance training can teach control which is needed for all recreational or professional sports. The first balance exercises you perform should include balance-stabilzation exercises that involve little joint motion. This will help the body by using the right muscles at the right time to maintain balance. An example of such an exercise is a single-leg balance reach. To perform this exercise, start by standing with the feet hip-width apart and facing forward. Engage the abdominals and gluteals while taking one leg off the ground and moving it straight ahead of the body. Return the leg slowly aside the balance leg without touching the ground. Progress by moving the leg to the side of the body, and then reaching around to the back of the body. Always return the leg to the start position slowly without touching the floor.

Continue Learning about Skating

How can I strengthen my legs for rollerblading?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
To improve leg strength for rollerblading, use supersets of strength and stabilization exercises...
More Answers
Can I do a dynamic stretch before skating?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Dynamic stretching is encouraged prior to activity such as skating as long as no compensations or po...
More Answers
What skills enhance my strength for skating?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Resistance training that targets stability and strength are important to enhance skating ability...
More Answers
Will working out in a gym help my endurance for skating?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Working out correctly in any location can increase endurance for skating. There are different types ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.