is rollerblading beneficial at all?

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  1. tommyortom

    tommyortom New Member

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    well? whats it doing for me...any toning or fat burning?
     
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    Any physical activity is better than none :dunno:


    Reults depend on if you are trying to speed skate around an ovel for 4 hours or just lazily douching around the park.
     
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    rollerblading is a hell of a workout
     
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    about an hour of cruising around neighborhoods..going up some hills...going fast....very little lazy douching though
     
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    yeees, it gives you nice tone man-glutes :hay:
     
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    tommyortom New Member

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    will it burn any body fat, or do any overall toning? or just legs pretty much
     
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    it won't burn anything. it'll just give you an onion booty.





















    no but seriously, if you do it with enough intensity, it could be a good cardio activity thats easy on the knees compared to jogging.
     
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    Rollerblading is horrible
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    great workout!
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    if you have to ask, then no
     
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    well its definetely " a workout" since i sweat hard and can run out of breath when im skating hard. jw what it actually does for you....like if it tones or burns any fat.
     
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    could be decent cardio.. it all depends on your intensity
     
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    I used to be an agro skater. Id skate every day for 6 hours or so in the summer.

    My legs and abs were crazy

    Though I doubt youll be jumping onto any rails or crazy business like that.
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    Do you have to say TONE in every god damn post. NO, it will not TONE your muscle. You will lose weight, uncovering what muscle you may have underneth -- giving the appearence of TONAGE (lol?). It is good cardio though (good on the knees), depending on your entensity.
     
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    just go to a damn gym :greddy:
     
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    I can't stand doing cardio in a gym so I normally rollerblade 2-3 times per week during the summer. Yes it is one hell of a workout if you make it. Actually a girl I work with use to speedskate and her and I would go every weekend and not quit till someone gave up. Some days we would end up doing 20+ miles.

    If you really want some fun basically skate upright for a couple of minutes and then crouch and try and get as far of a kick as possible for a minute or so and as hard as you can. If you have a friend who bikes try and draft them. Did that with a buddy of mine who raced and I could barely breath after a couple of miles.

    What muscles you work depend on your stance very similiar to an efx machine. If you are low you are going to notice it more in the whole leg if you are upright more in the middle of your legs.
     
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    Use to aggressive to and it was amazing how much you really had to stay constrictinged and were squeezing your abs. Especially on rail grinds.
     
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    Inline skating is my favorite cardio exercise. What muscles you work and how much you work them depends much on what kind of stance you use when skating and the intensity you skate at. Using proper speed skating form will work pretty much everything in your lower body and back. If you have paved recreation trails that you can just zone out in your skating form, that will be the best.

    What kind of skates are you using?
     
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    my bauer hockey skates......thats all ive ever used since i was a kid.
     
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    I used to go through 2 pairs per season. The set that I ended with were the Razor Cults. They were nice.
     
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    I started rollerblading 12 years ago it was a b-day present from my parents since I wanted something else to supplment my cycling. I basically have sticked with rollerblade brand the whole way. Right now I am on the Rollerblade Aero 2 got an awesome deal on them at a local sporting store that stopped carrying the rollerblade brand. The only problem I have is the boot is uncomfortable and almost makes my foot go numb but after a couple of miles almost like it breaks in and I don't have a problem.

    I use to have K2 and that was a nice boot. If I could take the Aero 2 skate and add the K2 boot it would have been perfect.

    What you got?
     
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    Even when i was doing agressive I used rollerblade old school with the hard plastic boot. First skate I ever owned. Had a couple sets of wheels and bearing that I would switch depending if I was doing x-training, aggressive, or even playing hockey. God I miss that skate but man it would get hot. Ton of armor on it. Tore through grindplates like it was nothing.
     
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    I have the Rollerblade Lightning 09 2004 model, had them for about a year. They're a five-wheel skate, built for fitness/speed. The boot is amazing, and even after a long (15-20 mile) skate, I hardly feel like I had them on.

    The only downside to having skates with such a long frame is that you can't do too many 'fun' things, other than going 25-30mph. They just aren't that agile. Plus, you have to pay to play: when my bearings wore out, it cost over $100 to replace them.
     
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    You guys are making me miss rollerblading, about 10 years ago I skated just about everywhere :hs:
     
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