By Debbie Rice
Don't let the cold get you down. Take advantage of the great indoors to add some dryland training to your workout routine. Not only will this keep your body toned, but it will increase your ability to maintain the low skating position, which is key to power and speed. (Read my last tip for more on the low skating position.)
Dryland exercises are well worth the time and effort you put into them. Here are two of my favorites:
Debbie Rice does the backward lunge.
Backward lunge with dumbbells
Debbie Rice does the one-legged lunge.
One-legged lunge (my favorite!)
These lunges can be challenging. At first, you may be unable to sink into the low position. But stick with it. With practice, you'll get lower and lower. And when spring comes, you're skating will be transformed!
Dec. 18, 2009
Debbie Rice owns one of the most amazing resumes in inline skating — and it keeps getting longer. Last summer, she won the Masters World Championship marathon in Italy. And earlier this year, she completed a clean sweep at Indoor Nationals, collecting five gold medals and three national records. Last year, she won the pro division of the National Roller Cup. And in the 1980s and '90s, she won 15 national championships indoors. Debbie also holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records: fastest woman on skates — 61 mph downhill. A former cast member of the Roller Jam television series, she now jams for Bont's roller derby team. She is a Bont sales representative and team manager. A Houston native, she recently moved to Tampa.
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