Best way to increase skate speed and balance?
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04-06-2010, 11:39 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
I think speed and balance would go hand in hand, balance comes with building the muscles.
If you really want to focus on balance then get a swiss ball, there are 1000 different balance drills you can do on those.
Also look into balance boards. You can make them yourselves and they work the leg and core muscles.
For speed you need to build / train your fast twitch muscles. You can do this with foot speed drills and line drills Here's a link
foot speed drill
For the foot speed drills the idea is to do them as fast as possible, time yourself, see how long it takes you to do 5 reps, then try to beat your time.
Also run up and down your stairs (if you have them)
That will get you started
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