Roller Skating Description
Roller skating is a fun activity which can be effective in improving cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance. It requires relatively good balance and coordination. Roller skating can be done with either traditional roller skates which have two sets of side-by-side wheels on each skate, or the newer in-line skates which have wheels lined up one behind the other, or "in-line". It is necessary to learn the basics of skating including turning and stopping and to wear protective gear to avoid possible injury.
Roller Skating Warnings
Roller Skating Risks
Roller Skating Sport-specific applications
Roller Skating Equipment required
Roller Skating Applicable substitutions
Roller Skating Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, hip adductors and hip abductors (gluteal muscles, tensor fasciae latae) Assistance muscles: erector spinae, abdominals and obliques
Approximately 0.054 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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