If you’re planning to get more active for the New Year, Skate Moore can help. Staying healthy doesn’t have to mean kale salads and trips to the gym before the sun is up. You can get fit and have fun, whether you’re working out alone or getting the whole family up off the couch. Want to take your skate fitness to the next level? Prepare for a skating workout with these stretches.
3 Great Skate Stretches
Warming up your muscles before you skate will help you get a better workout and minimize your risk of injuries. Ready to roll?
- Quad stretch. Quadriceps are the muscles that run along the front of your thigh. These are a big reason you can propel yourself forward while you skate! To stretch your quads, stand with one foot flat on the ground, and hold your other foot by the ankle. Pull up until you feel your quad muscle stretching. If you need to hold onto the wall for balance, that’s fine. Just make sure you don’t overextend your muscle. If it hurts, it’s time to stop!
- Calf and hamstring stretch. Now it’s time to stretch the back of your leg. Simply anchor your heel a few feet in front of you, then lean over and grab your toe. Slowly flex your ankle so your toe moves toward your body. If you’re not feeling the stretch, scoot your foot out until you do.
- Hip stretch. Skating is low impact workout that’s great because it doesn’t strain your joints. But if you have tight hips, the Seated Pigeon stretch makes a big difference. Sit on the floor and bend your knees, feet flat. Put your hands behind you for balance and place the ankle of one foot over the opposite knee. Press your hips toward your heel until you feel the stretch. When you feel good and loose, it’s time to switch legs!
Make your next skating workout count. Visit Skate Moore for holiday fun and family-friendly fitness in Moore, OK.