Why inline skating?
In order to achieve the best performance on the running track, it is particularly important to give the body breaks during training. Too high training intensity or training stimuli set too close together lead to an overload and the well-known motivational drop.
The right cycle of regeneration and training is individual for many athletes. It is interesting to note that the areas of the body that are stressed should be considered separately from each other. For example, after a sprint unit the accumulated lactate should be degraded after approx. 20-30 minutes. Your muscles may be ready again after a few hours.
The strained ligaments and joints, on the other hand, need days to fully recover from the accumulated orthopaedic load.
Lactate degradation and muscle recovery can be accelerated by moderate muscle activity, unfortunately this delays the regeneration time of joints and bones. Performance-oriented training is always a fine line between increasing your performance and injuring the individual body systems. Especially those with the longest regeneration time, the bones, joints and ligaments. A too high training load is at the expense of intensity. This way you run much slower and increase the risk of injury in the long run. In order to realize a varied, healthy and supportive training, 30-50% of the training effort should be invested in an adequate compensation training.
How can you train one body system without burdening another?
This is where inline skating comes into play as a balancing and supplementary training:
– Inline skating comes closer to running, compared to cycling or swimming, for example.
– Gentle load on the body, especially the orthopaedic load is significantly lower
– The gentle gliding movement, with the upper body inclined forward, is a whole body workout with a stabilising effect.
– Coordination and endurance training