Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 05: One-leg flexing

Your legs are still hurting? Never mind! Speed skating World Champion Yann Guyader presents a new drill to gain power while working on your skating stance. Here we go for a series of leg flexions…

One-leg flexions

The good stance

  • On one leg only, get into a skating stance
  • Do flexions
  • Make sure your shoulders remain on the same line, so that once back on skate you don’t pump
  • Only your bottom goes up and down


Don’t go up to a complete straight leg to avoid injuries.


15 flexions on one leg / 15 on the other leg

Useful links

#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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