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Five Muscles Skateboarding Works On

One benefit that you get from skateboarding is developing stronger muscles. As a vigorous activity, skateboarding requires one to maintain a high level of coordination. This kind of coordination works on different muscles in the body. With more skateboarding tricks, which you can get from skateboarding videos, you get to work on more muscles in your body. Even skateboarding in one direction can guarantee you a good workout on muscles. Here are the leading muscles that skateboarding works on.

The 5 muscles that you work on every time you skateboard

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One of the most important sets of muscles that skateboarding works on are the core muscles. The core muscles are responsible for providing balance on unstable surfaces. This is critical when skateboarding since one needs to balance on unstable surfaces when riding a skateboard. The muscles that constitute the core muscles are the muscular structures of your hips, abdominal muscles, and the muscles around the spine. By working on the core muscles, skateboarding helps you become strong.

Quadriceps

Apart from the core muscles, you also work on a group of four muscles in front of your thighs. These muscles are collectively known as quadriceps and are responsible for extending a person’s knees while also flexing the hip joint. When skateboarding, one works on the quadriceps since there has to be an upward acceleration, which straightens the legs while also extending the knees.

Hamstrings

Hamstrings are a group of four muscles extending to the back of your knee from your glutes. When skateboarding, you must work on your hamstrings since you will need to flex your knees. When doing so, the hamstring is responsible for flexing the knee, which will eventually allow you to make calves to the back of your thigh.

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Skateboarding also helps you develop the muscles in your lower legs. For you to extend your knees, you will need to use the gastrocnemius muscles to help your quadriceps in the process of extending the knees. Another important muscle found in the lower legs worked on by skateboarding is the tibialis anterior muscles, which helps in controlling dorsal flexion.

Gluteus maximus

These muscles extend from the hips to hamstrings. They form part of the largest muscles in the body. As a stabilizing muscle, skateboarding works on this muscle when offering balance to the skateboarder. The major function of gluteus maximus is to provide balance when changing from a crouched position to an upright posture.

Renee Hoffman / March 6, 2017 / Exercises

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4 Reasons Trainers Recommend Using Stationary Bikes

Stationary bikes have existed since the start of the 18th century. These are a safe equipment for training as well as starting any physical activity from scratch. They are created to resemble a bike and are enabled to perform in a way whereby people can engage in physical activities without moving. Below are the four reasons trainers recommend using stationary or upright bikes. You can buy one for your home use or the gym.

Why You Should Workout Using Stationary Bike

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Irrespective of your requirements, the stationary bike, is the best option for your cardiovascular workout. This is because it enables low-impact joint movement. Additionally, it is best suited to people suffering from joint problems, pregnant women, and older adults. Compared to cross-trainer and treadmill and cross-trainer, the stationary bike is safer and has fewer contradictions.

Good for physical rehabilitation

People under rehabilitation and those starting a physical rehabilitation program from scratch can also use the stationary bike. Calorie expenditure is relatively low about other cardio machines however you benefit from total safety. In comparison to having a ride a ride on the street using your bike, which requires you to look out for dangers on the road the inertia effect of a stationary bike is much lower, therefore, you less susceptible to fatigue. For outdoor cyclists, this equipment will provide you with an excellent training alternative.

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The stationary bike comes in different styles which include upright, recumbent, and indoor cycling bikes for classes. This makes it excellent equipment that accommodates all sizes and shapes. Due to this versatility and style, this equipment creates less impact on your joint in comparison to other training equipment.

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Good for athletes

Excellent cross training using this bike helps improve your sports performance and conditioning. Some of these stationary bikes measure wattage, power output, cadence and other performance measures useful for athletes and the general population. Due to its nature of being low impact and user-friendly, this bike is an efficient way of getting you back into shape after having an injury. This option is often used in rehabilitation programs to overcome injuries and prevent injuries.

Renee Hoffman / December 18, 2016 / Exercises