Falling is always a possibility on inline skates, but some falls can be prevented. How often you fall on inline skates is directly related to environment, equipment, fitness, skating stance basics and having enough core strength to support your basic skills
Time Required: 3 months
- This one is easy. Just pay close attention to your skating skills, environment and equipment.
- Do not attempt tricks beyond your skating skills.
- Keep alert and watch for any irregularities or debris on your skating surface.
- Be aware of any climate or weather conditions that may affect the skating surface or your equipment functions.
- Inspect and service your skates regularly.
- Strengthen the joints and ligaments (the tissue that connects the bones and holds them together) needed for balance.
- Walk backwards on the balls of your feet to strengthen the ligaments in your ankles.
- Walk backwards on an incline to build up the thigh muscles and ankles.
- Use strength training to keep legs and thighs strong.
- Use squats, lunges and step-ups to develop your quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes.
- Build the adductor muscles (outer sides of thighs) for advanced inline skating activities.
- Build your core strength to help support and control your body by doing lower back and abdominal exercises.
- Use your core strength to maintain the proper skating stance for your skating activity.