Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 04: Squatting on skates
A new muscle strengthening session with French World Champion Yann Guyader: Squatting. That drill is not specific to skating but is very close to the skating stance. The aim? Holding the position as long as you can to improve the efficiency of your skating…
The main aim of the squat drill is to strengthen you quadriceps. Your hamstrings (quadriceps antagonists) are also stimulated as well as, to a lower extent, your lower back.
The good stance
- Place yourself into a skating stance (bent at a 90° to 110° angle)
- Your heels touching the ground
- Your feet at hip width
- Your knees keeping the same spacing as your feet the whole time
Do series of 20 to 30 sec with 20 to 30 seconds of recovery in-between. Hold until it burns, that’s where it gets interesting!
Thanks to Yann Guyader and Bio Rider Nature