5 ways to improve your skating in everyday life

So many people liked the crossovers post from yesterday, so I thought I would share this amazing blog post by Aline Decat. Here are Aline Decat’s 5 ways to improve your skating in everyday life. Enjoy!


1.  Stairs

This is a very simple but still great occasion to improve your crossovers, both concerning balance and power. Instead of putting your feet perpendicularly to the stair, put them in parallel with it, both in the same direction. And now push to go up sideways!

Try to do this on every stairs you need to climb, and try to switch sides, there is no great skater who can’t handle clockwise skating too.

If it feels all right, put some difficulty into it: try to switch direction on the same stairs, go 5 up, then 2 down and start over, take the stairs 2 by 2, go faster, carry a bottle of water in each hand…

2. Sloping Street

Make a stop every 5 steps. Sounds easy, right? But on a sloping street, you can use the same muscles as onskates. Going uphill? Good for your sprints. Going downhill?…

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About Pepper A.K.A "Greek Lightning"

Wife, mom of 2, roller derby athlete, lover of heavy weights and sprinting like the wind, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods addict, pharmaceutical employee by day, bodybuilding cupcake baking superhero by night.
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