Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 12

It’s not because we’re uploading drills after drills that you don’t deserve a break! Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader is going to make you suffer a little more with that variation of our previous drill on cross-overs. This time, let’s opt for a straight leg that doesn’t touch the ground. Breaking down of the drill…

Static work on cross-overs with straight leg

A few instructions

  • Keep your hips in the axis
  • In fact it is two phases of a cross-over: the first phase with your leg stretched to the inside, the second with your leg stretched to the outside.
  • Your foot shouldn’t touch the ground, it is just above it.


Series of 2×8 to 2×10 sec on one leg: 8 to 10 seconds with your leg stretched to the outside, 8 to 10 seconds with your leg stretched to the inside.

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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