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Impress your friends.

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Impress your friends with your muscle knowledge

By now you’ve probably worked out how much fun roller disco is.  Our 28 5 star reviews tell us you are enjoying it. But did you know how many muscles you are working every time you SK8?  Katrina Bullimore, Remedial and Soft Tissue Therapist, tells us exactly what we are doing when we step onto our 8’s.

  • Spinal Muscles and postural stabilisers
  • Abdominals
  • Glutes and Hip flexors
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Abductors/adductors
  • Gastrocnemius and Tibula Anterior

All of this translates into back, bum, thighs (inner, outer and back), calf and shin!

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We already know that Lincoln’s top PT Craig Barton agrees it is a great way of incorporating cardio into your weekly routine so this is all good news for shedding those Christmas pounds!

 

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How can you prevent injury?

Katrina is the resident therapist for our friends at Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls so we think she knows her stuff. Her advice on how to prevent injuries goes like this…..

  • Learn how to fall correctly
  • Wear the correct protective gear, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards
  • Learn to stop, balance and control your speed

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Your safety is as important to us. We offer wrist guards for free and  first aiders are on hand.We operate a ‘3 strikes and you’re out’ policy so anyone repeatedly trying to ruin the safe and fun atmosphere will be asked to leave.  Jon Crawford

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We SK8 every Friday at Yarborough Leisure Centre 6pm and Saturdays at North Kesteven Sport Centre 5.30pm. Each session lasts for 2 hours. NUS card holders get FREE SK8 hire. Skater of the Night wins a free session for their next visit.

For more information please contact us.

 

 

 

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Top 10 reasons to SK8

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Top 10 reasons to SK8

Tired of the treadmill? Insanity driving you mad? Looking for cardio that you can enjoy? Well, its time to get your skates on.

Craig Barton, Lincoln’s top PT agrees that SK8ing is a great way to incorporate cardio into your weekly exercise routine.

Skating is great cardio because it’s fun to do, much more exciting than walking on a treadmill or sitting on a stationary bike”

 

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Planet on Wheels have looked into SK8ing as a source of cardio. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) roller skating is ranked among the best aerobic exercises . Roller skating is a workout that involves almost all of the body’s muscles and in particular the heart. The National Institute for Fitness and Sports claims that roller skating works most of the major muscle groups – glutes, quads (no pun intended), abdomen, calves and arms. The AHA proclaims that roller skating is equivalent to bicycling and jogging as a cardio workout.


The biggest reason why most people will stick at roller skating for longer than they can a weekly spin session or jogging group is that you really do combine the fun of music, lights and being with friends with the undeniable benefit of cardiovascular exercise.

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We have taken our years of SK8ing experience and read around some research from other lovers of the sport and come up with our Top 10 benefits to skating.

  1. Great cardio that you can do with your friends
  2. Easy on your joints. If you get a kick from running, try skating and achieve the same aerobic workout minus the shock to your joints
  3. Excellent calorie burn. The University of Massachusetts states that a 163lb female can expect to burn around 9 calories a minute which means atleast 500 calories if you go for a full hour!
  4. Have fun and improve your mood! Try SK8ing with a frown – not possible, fun all the way!rollerfit2-1024x598
  5. Muscle groups get a work out. The nature of skating means your arms, legs glutes and core all work really hard.Muscles used
  6. Good for coordination. Any seasoned skater will tell you the fell over a lot in the early days. The more you practice the more balance improves, this is because your core and your legs start to work together to keep you upright. Check out some of our skaters of the night to see how people have improved over time.
  7. Great for endurance training. If you are training towards a goal or just want to get fitter, SK8ing is great for endurance. Our sessions last for 2 hours so there is ample opportunity to set yourself weekly goalsskater
  8. Make friends – come with friends and make ones. Either way SK8ing is really sociable and that is always good for your healthSK8110515-40
  9. Easy on the wallet. Once you have purchased your skates you are good to go. No gyms, no memberships, no renewals. Organised events like ours are reasonably priced so you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a good night out with friends
  10. Cheap transport. It is a novel and exciting way of getting from A to B! SK8 to school or work

 

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 Calculate your calories from skating here:

Our next Adult SK8 is February 8th. Read more here.

 

Sources:

Top 10 Health Benefits of Roller Skating

http://www.planetonwheels.com/store/Health-Benefits-of-Skating.