As a fitness trainer, Spencer Schneider wants to provide fitness routines and exercises for individuals looking to improve in all different areas and sports including skateboarding and other board sports.
Skateboarding is a sport of skill, tactic and technique. But the sport isn’t all about tricks! To progress as a skater, you’ve got to keep your core strength in mind. One of the most efficient ways to improve your moves at the skate park is to focus your attention out of the park. By setting focus on your balance, stabilization, and strength, your skateboarding skills will naturally progress and improve.
Spencer Schneider has been skating ever since he was a young boy. He knows just as much as the next skater that improvements don’t just appear immediately. No one goes from newbie to sponsored professional skater overnight! That’s why the health and fitness trainer has recently developed an all new exercise regimen for skaters looking to advance their skills.
Here are three exercises you can do to become a better skateboarder:
Squats help to build your leg muscles. Specifically, squats focus on your quadriceps, hamstrings and calves. Continually engaging in squats will also help you to develop muscle memory that will prove effective when attempting the following tricks:
- Kick flips
If you’ve never heard of a board balance before, it’s probably exactly what you think it is. You can practice board balances by balancing a truck-less deck on foam roller. Navigating this maneuver will not only increase your balance ability and stabilization, but it will also set focus on the strength of your hips and thighs.
Revisit your recess days (or your daydreams of being Rocky) with jump roping! Jumping rope will help you increase your speed. Every skater knows that being quick on your toes is vital when attempting to land that new, killer trick. Get ahead of the game by developing your form and your agility all at once!
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