Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 07: Arm moves

Your legs hurt? Alright, let’s have a little break with the lower limbs to focus for a few minutes on the upper limbs’ technique. Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader gives us tips for a good arm position in speed skating…

Improving your arms position

Rotating an arm completely modifies the position of your shoulders, and consequently that of your whole body. You should be particularly careful about your arms position.

For a good execution of the drill

  • In a basic skating stance
  • Start bent with your hand in front of your face
  • Your arm gradually stretches out backwards
  • Once in the back, your arm is straight and in the axis


Series of leaps in a skating stance with synchronized arms. Take a look at the second part of the video.

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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