Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 02: Reinforcing the push phase

Let’s keep making those thighs burn with a new video of muscle strengthening! This time, Yann Guyader presents a strengthening drill to maintain your skating stance during the push phase…

Reinforcing the push phase

Aim of the drill

Keeping the stance as low as you can, the aim being to improve your resistance to lactic and keep a compact and low stance despite the pain. It will also enable you to get a bigger stride amplitude. This drill is a good core strengthener too, since you have to keep your abs strained the whole time.


The drill should last between 30 sec and 2 min without break.

Stimulated muscle groups:

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Anterior tibial muscle (shin)
  • Abs
  • Lumbars (low back)

Useful links

#00 Introduction

#01 Keeping the skating stance

#02 Reinforcing the push phase

#03 Bringing the leg back after the push

#04 Squatting on skates

#05 One-leg flexing

#06 Dynamic work for pushes

#07 Arm moves

#08 Lateral leaps

#09 Bringing the skate back with tonicity

#10 Jump series

#11 Static cross-overs

#12 Static cross-overs with straight leg

#13 Lateral leaps with progressive forwards motion

#14 Muscle reinforcement – General conclusion

By Alfathor
Photos: Alfathor
Thanks to Yann Guyader and Bio Rider Nature
Translation: Chloe Seyres 


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