Roller skating can be a lot of fun, as well as great exercise for people of all ages. However, if you have never been roller skating before or it has been years since you’ve been in the rink, you may have some sore muscles by the end of the day. You can avoid this soreness and reduce your risk of injury by doing some simple skating stretches before you even put on your skates.
Below is a look at three easy-to-do roller skating stretches you can do at the rink or at home before you head to Skatetown TX.
- Stretching Quads – Stand with your feet should-width apart. Bend one leg backwards at the knee and grab your foot with your hand. You can use your other hand to hold onto the wall or chair if necessary. Pull your foot until you feel your quads stretching. Hold this position for three seconds and then repeat with other leg.
- Flexing Ankles – Sit down on a chair or bench and place your feet on the ground. Pick one foot up and point your toes outwards. Now raise your foot as high as you can, while keeping your toes pointed. Hold this position for three seconds and then lower your leg. Repeat with other leg.
- Hip Stretches – Kneel on one knee, while bending your other knee and putting your foot on the floor. Push your hips forward as much as possible and hold for three seconds.
You should repeat each of these skating stretches five to ten times, and then you’ll be ready to hit the rink. You can enjoy a full day of fun at Skatetown in Vida, Texas. Check out Skatetown hours and plan your next skating trip for the whole family.