Snake roll exercise

04 February 2015 Hits: 2493 Written by Bfunkphenomenon
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Front leg snake roll exercise.

One of many basic exercises within Roller Skate Training, is the front leg snake roll exerciseMoving forwards from a complete stand still position can be very hard in the beginning,  but it’s the best way to get the feel of it.

Basic starting position is to take a `backseat`, meaning 80 to 90% of all bodyweight rests on the back leg. The front leg literally moves like a snake, zigzagging from left to right. All emphasis goes to the rotating movement of the upper leg in the hip joint,  while moving the entire leg alternately towards and away from the centerline.

It is very important to understand that the pointing of the toes inwards and outwards, mainly happens because of the rotation movement of the upper leg.  There is no need to perform an additional action in the anklejoint. It doesn’t add anything to the snake roll itself and it would only cause stress to the knee and all structures attached to it.

 

Training of the snake roll makes one aware of all the major roller skate leg muscles. There is no better way to control your roll and to improve your overall basic skills in roller skating, no matter the discipline. Rhythm skating, derby skating, speed skating or whatever type of rolling; if you need a basic exercise that will build you up from the core, this is the one.

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** Click here to see the snake roll exercise in action.

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