How to: Skaters
Exercise Families:High Intensity
- Plant both feet on the floor shoulder-width apart and brace your core. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Quickly take a big step backwards with your left foot, placing it behind and outside the line of your right leg. As you plant your left foot on the floor, bend both knees to approximately 90-degrees, ensuring that your weight is evenly distributed between both legs. When done correctly, your front knee will be aligned with your ankle and your back knee will be hovering just off the floor.
- Exhale and extend both knees, transferring your weight completely onto your right foot. Step your left foot forward to briefly return to the starting position before performing the same sequence on the other side. This exercise is performed quickly and maintaining balance is key. You should feel tension in your hamstrings, quadriceps, and glutes throughout this movement. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions or time on each side.
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