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Do I have to warm-up before skating?

A warm-up is important to prepare the body mentally and physically for the work and demands ahead. Core body temperature should be raised, and muscles should be warmed-up before moving during a skating session. A warm-up could include foam rolling (a technique for self-massage), dynamic stretching (lunges, squats), or jogging. Thorough warm-ups can help prevent injury, and you should arrange your schedule to make this part of your training a priority.

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