Ice Skating Description
Competitive ice skating is made up of two basic types of skating: figure skating and speed skating. Figure skating often incorporates choreographed dance and gymnastic type movements. Speed skating involves skating various distances in the shortest time possible, sometimes racing against competitors. Recreational ice skating can be a fun way to exercise.
Ice Skating Warnings
Ice Skating Risks
Ice Skating Sport-specific applications
Ice Skating Equipment required
Ice Skating Applicable substitutions
Ice Skating Reference sources, organizations and publications
Cardiorespiratory : Aerobic/Interval (Recreational skating) Anaerobic (Figure skating, Speed skating
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, hip adductors and hip abductors (gluteal muscles, tensor fasciae latae) Assistance muscles: erector spinae, abdominals, obliques, latissimus dorsi, chest and shoulders
Approximately 0.061 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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