is this gonna hurt or help my ice skating?
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05-11-2009, 02:18 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Make no mistake, an inline stride
different than an ice stride, and even thinking of the differences as you perform them won't stop the movements effecting your muscle memory.
That being said, it really doesn't normally take long to adjust back and forth. When you hit the ice again you'll notice your stride being a bit off at first (assuming it was right in the first place), but it'll normally only take a few ice times to get back into it.
The fitness benefits you'll gain though are where you're really getting the value. The strides are different on small levels. Important, but small. The major muscle groups are exactly the same though. Inline skating for your cardio is a great way to keep those muscles in shape and working the way they will in a game. (Don't skip the gym though! Squats, step-ups, etc, are still necessary if you want to be in top condition for the start of the season)
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