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    Default Does skating improve physical strenght?

    What do you think about this. Does skating improve our physical health like stamina, strenght, agility, etc.? It is defined as an extreme sport and it is an activity that requiers your muscles to be active, but does it improve our body?

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    I mean, yeah.

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    It also get your pain tolerance really high


    Also if you wanna lose some weight. Pump around a bowl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaterguy69 View Post
    It also get your pain tolerance really high
    yes, yes it does.

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    Hell yeah it does! I lost 30 lbs from skating. NO diet change at all. Legs got stronger.
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    Goddamn I love skateboarding, it improves my day SO much, you have NO idea.

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    strength? no. but everything else you listed for sure. its great for toning your leg/core muscles and building stamina, agility, and coordination

    its actually a lot better exercise than people give it credit for

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    ^This to an extent. Someone who sits around and then tries a trick ever 10 minutes isn't going to get much physical benefit out of it.
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    Absolutely!

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    See for yourself. How many active pros and top Ams have bodies that deviate from the typical Chris Cole body type? The cardio is ridiculous if you do it instead of just sitting around.

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    Why do you think you get sore from skating... It's working your muscles and a lot of your core. Everytime you Ollie or push your core is engaged. It's also great stamina and makes me sweat more than running a mile or playing a full basketball game.
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    well I for one can barely move from today's session, arms, neck, shoulders and all, so it must be working out something good.

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    To a certain extent but dont just skate if your looking to build some mass tho ;)

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    Every time you get racked, your balls grow a little stronger.

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    I'd say the main parts of the body used, based of experience :

    Core | Legs | Back | Shoulders | Cardio | Respiratory | Mental Fortitude [pain tolerance/muscle memory/confidence/creativity]

    I'm sure there is more I'm leaving out...


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    You will build very toned legs, especially thighs and calves, that's about it. It's good cardio IF you are skating non stop.
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    strentgh aside youll lose any cankles you may have PLUS youll be able to do physical things longer

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    İ am not sure if skating increases physical strength. İ've seen this at other websites, as well, and İ dont get it. Covid-19 physiotherapy will help you out mentally, though, and your mental health will get better. İ know a lot of people who've benefitted.

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    Thank you for recommending skating as a way to improve physical strength here. My https://fitnessclone.com/boombod-review/ mates skate a lot, and I've seen an increase in their strength, so I can vouch for this information.

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