26 July, 2010

Back to the Grind!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends. This week we are getting straight into it! Today's workout should be moderately difficult, like a 7 out of 10. If it is too easy, speed up, too hard slow down. Here you go!

10min. warm up
50 meters lunges
2x 25 meters skipping for distance
2x 25 meters bear crawl
2x 10 meters crab walk
2x 25 meters Karaoke Step( grapevine) (each side)
20 squat jumps
2x 10 push ups
2x 10 speed skater jumps (each side)
50 crunches of your choosing
5 min cool down

Keep in mind this is a workout that is designed to strengthen you body as well as begin to address some muscle imbalances that are common from skating only in one direction. It should be difficult. Enjoy.



  1. Got this link from the WFTDA boards. Thanks for blogging about this! I have often wished for a personal trainer to kick my ass into better skating shape, but I am a broke grad student. Thankfully, there are people like you who are willing to share their knowledge for free!

  2. what exactly is a speed skater jump? I have looked it up and cannot find a demo of it being done.

  3. A speed skater jump is as follows:
    1. squat down with your weight on your right foot.touch ground with left hand
    2. jump laterally as far as you can off of your right foot landing on your left foot.touch ground with right hand.
    3. repeat