What are speed skaters?

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Speed skaters are a wonderful lower body exercise that incorporate an explosive lateral movement and involve just about all the major muscles in the body. The calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes are all working hard to propel the body from side to side, while the upper body helps to drive the athlete maximally from side to side. The core and low back are also working to stabilize the athlete during the lateral movement. This is an excellent exercise for baseball players who primarily move in a single plane, i.e. the forward and back motion of a run stride. It is important to develop lateral musculature including the abductors and adductors in the glute and hip region, as a weak hip complex is often the source of back pain in athletes. Spending time strengthening the “weak link” will be time well spent come game day. Your core, back and hips will be stronger than ever and able to perform better.

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Types Of Exercise

Types Of Exercise

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