10 Minute Skateboard Warm-up Exercises
Heading out to session a 12-stair, spending a full day in the local park or simply feeling a bit stiff? It might be time to consider spending 10 minutes on some simple skateboard focused warm-up exercises, as a proper warm up can help you to keep skating longer. Whereas warming up incorrectly or not bothering to warm up whatsoever could potentially lead you to injury and calling it a day.
Skateboard performance coach Yannis explains “It’s important to understand that warming up and stretching are two different activities. Warm up consists of exercises that are specifically designed to prepare the body for exercise or sport. In contrast, the primary goal of stretching is to enhance flexibility. Through the dynamic warm up you can use both dynamic stretching and sport specific exercises to enhance your performance”.
Here he takes us through his top 10 minute skate warm-up:
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Stand tall and get on your heels, then straight to your toes. Repeat for 10 repetitions.
Standing on both feet roll over onto the sides of your feet into the sprained ankle position.
Get into the position slowly. You might find it easier to do one foot at a time. Repeat for 10 repetitions.
Standing bend forward and reach the toes. You can slightly bend your knees but you should still feel the tension at the back of your legs (hamstrings). Do 10-15 repetitions
Stand upright and bring the knee up to your chest. Then repeat on the other leg. Do 10-15 repetitions.
Stand upright and bring the knee up to your chest, then open the hip as much as it can go. Do 10 repetitions.
Stand upright and get in squat position. Do 10-15 repetitions.
Stand upright with your feet about shoulder-width apart and your arms at 90° in front of your chest. Twist your upper body from left to right looking in the direction that you're turning. Make sure you're twisting at the upper body, not at the hips. Do 10 repetitions each side
Step forward and get in split squat position. Keep upright posture. Lift the arms above your head. Return to initial position and then repeat the same on the leg.
Jump up and down on the spot 10 times.