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Message 4028 (11. Nov. 2007 22:02) (All next previous)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
stength training?
I wish I had the answer and hope someone else will. I find the best exercise to do for skating is skating. I found that when I was skating a lot, my endurance started to get better and I was doing longer and more frequent runs. I did have a sore thigh all of the time. I am hoping the Chiropractor can help that issue as well.

: I went skating today expecting to feel really strong. For the last month I've gone to the gym 3 times a week religiously hoping to get more power, strength and to prevent injury/rehab my knee. After today I feel like none of this has transfered!
: The trainer has me more on a bodybuilding program. One where I am constantly sore and worrying about protein intake to recover. He has me doing a lot of pushing exercises and all on machines. For one, when I jump, I find it more pulling. Some of it was I had on a knee brace so it was hard to bend my knees but I couldnt really pull my knees up to jump! I expected this to be easy from all the weights. Then my shins, lower back and hips were all sore. I felt WEAKER.
: Am I just building unnecessary muscles and not using the muscles I use skating? Even my legs, my hamstrings are about as strong as my quads, so skating is actually good for my muscle balance since that is mostly quads. I think plyos would help once I heal. But what exercises help skating or just should I skate and do some calistenics? Ride the stationary bike? I'm more interested in skating and being injury free and really dont care if I have tiny bicepts or what not. I'm old and dont care. I just want to be healthy and skate like a mad woman!!
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  • claudine: stength training? (10. Nov. 2007 22:33)
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