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Jan. 30, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Am I Ready for Speed Skates?

A veteran fitness skater wonders if he's ready for big wheels and low cuffs.


Jan. 18, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Step Ups for Skaters

Get your glutes, quads and hamstrings skate-ready with step ups.


Jan. 16, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

School for Coaches?

A former quad racer wants to know how to become a speed coach.


Jan. 4, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Set Your Goals for 2013

NSIM logoPeter Doucet on how to set SMART training goals for the new year.


Jan. 2, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Top Women of 2012

Bill Begg's picks for the top lady speed skaters of last year.


Dec. 28, 2012

Skate Tip of the Week

Cold, Colder, Coldest

Three guides to keep you rolling through the winter. Take your pick: Cold, Colder, Coldest.


Dec. 26, 2012

Ask Bill Begg!

Top Skaters of 2012

The coach shares his list of the top 10 male speed skaters of the year.


Dec. 14, 2012

Skate Tip of the Week

Eat Like a Caveman

NSIM logoFollowing a Paleo Diet helps keep off the pounds during the holidays.


Dec. 12, 2012

Ask Bill Begg!

Too Fast Heart Rate?

A skater wants to know if his maximum heart rate is too high.


Dec. 7, 2012

Skate Tip of the Week

Skate on Skies

NSIM logoTry skate skiing for some great cross-training during the off-season.


Nov. 30, 2012

Skate Tip of the Week

Cold Remedies

NSIM logoThings you can do to stay warm on your skates when it's cold outside.


Outdoor Racing:
The Missing Manual

Everything you need to know about inline racing — a 5-part guide by a2a champ Kim Perkins.



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November 29, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

The Perfect Squat

Here's how to do the most important exercise out there for inline skaters.


July 24, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Am I Too Old to Learn?

A woman of a certain age wants to know if she waited too long to learn to skate.


July 10, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Speed for Hockey

The coach outlines two drills you can use to develop 'explosive' speed.


June 21, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Wet Stuff

Look out for water: not only is it sneaky, but it can take you down.


June 19, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Am I Toe Flicking?

A skater wants to know if toe-pushing is making his wheels wear unevenly.


May 31, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Soften the Load

Using softer wheels can save your legs on rough and challenging pavement.


May 17, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Managing Different Road Surfaces

NSIM logoHow to skate safely on just about any surface: for starters, soften the blow.


May 15, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Is 3 Too Young?

A mom wants to know if her son is old enough to start skating.


May 10, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

How To Go Low

NSIM logoLearning to maintain the low skating position ups your speed and power.


May 3, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Staying in Shape

NSIM logoDebbie Rice's guide to staying in shape for grown ups and above.


April 24, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

What Do You Think of 105s?

A skater ask the coach for his opinion on the new 105mm skate setups.


April 19, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Hurry Up, Slow Down

A guide to interval training for skaters who want to get in shape and hang with the pack.


April 12, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Skating on Roads

NSIM logoHow to inline skate safely on city streets and country roads.


April 10, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Is Skating Dangerous?

The coach talks about safety, injuries and the effect of 110mm wheels.


April 5, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

How Not to Fall

NSIM logoHow to keep your balance while skating and what to do if you lose it.


April 3, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Ceramics or New Wheels?

A marathon skater wonders what would deliver more bang for the buck.


March 29, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Spring Tune Up

NSIM logoAfter a winter on the couch, here's how to get in shape for the new season.


March 27, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Do Skaters Get Paid?

The coach explains how the bottom fell out of skater salaries.


March 22, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Power Tips for Shoppers

NSIM logoWhat to keep in mind when it's time to buy new inline skates and equipment.


March 15, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Spring Back!

NSIM logoHow to make your return to outdoor skating after a winter layoff.


March 13, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Who Makes Good Skates?

A skater asks the coach for advice on what kind of skates to buy.


March 8, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Finding Your Edge

NSIM logoHow to find and master your outside edges — a quick guide to one of inline skating's key skills.


March 6, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

How Far Should I Push?

A skater wants to know how far to extend his push to the side.


March 1, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

How to Focus Your Skating

NSIM logoNROC champ Morgane Echardour explains how to use mind power to ramp up your training and racing.


Feb. 27, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Wrestling Out, Inline In?

Does wrestling's removal from the Olympics open the way for inline skating?


Feb. 22, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Three Keys to Speed

NSIM logoSkate legend Tony Muse shares the three things he keeps in mind when he wants to go fast.


Feb. 6, 2013

Ask Bill Begg!

Is Our Sport Healthy?

A skater asks for Bill's take on the current health of inline skating.


Feb. 1, 2013

Skate Tip of the Week

Lunges for Skaters

Another simple lift you can use to build your skating muscles.