As my body is now a wreck (and my knees are shot since skating 2 nights ago) I was wondering whether anyone follows any skate specific fitness routines. Created by skateboarders if possible. I know about these 2, skateboardstrength.com and old friends (Kyle brown on insta)
Wondered if anyone had tried them? I need to start looking after this shell if I want to get to 70
No issue getting all MAS. I get the impression you’re my age(ish) at 45 which is, as you say, likely to be past middle age now. Cant see myself making 90.
Anything which helps push out a little more longevity for skating is very welcome, but to be on topic, I’ve only really heard of Kyle Brown. Ben De Gros did a couple of vids a few years back on how he tries to keep in shape IIRC, but nothing regular.
I don’t follow anything specially but I do a few things with skating sort of in mind. I have a routine of daily back stretches, because I have degenerative disc disease and it seems to make a surprisingly large difference, even on days I don’t skate.
I stand on one leg, preferably with my eyes closed, for at least two minutes per leg each day. This was a recommendation from the physio after I snapped my ACL playing rugby which has stuck but she’s super enthusiastic about it for proprioception.
I also do a 3 minute plank every morning, partly for the back issue and generally for core strength. Apparently anything longer than that is diminishing returns.
They both look pretty good and seem to both do a lot with resistance bands. Alongside that, if you can, get doing bodyweight fitness HIIT routines, kettlebell workouts and as much swimming and cycling as possible.
I don’t do anything serious either. I skate 2 to 4 times a week depending on my work schedule, and go for a ride on my e-bike or a walk in the mountains or in the woods whenever I can, at least once a week. Sauna once or twice a week during the cold months. And that’s it. Keeps me in good shape I reckon. I’m physically probably more fucked up than most people my age but I also probably do more than most of them.
41 here. I work in a day centre for seniors with cognitive impairment. Today I gave a lady a lift after my shift as her place is on my way home. We were talking about various things and I realized my legs still felt sore from skating last night. Made me feel old, but then I realized that the lady I was talking with is 93, was 52 when I was born, and still walks to the post office/food shop/bakery every day. I don’t know how long I’m gonna stay here but I’m not old.
When he was talking to Manny in the first vid it seemed like one of those situations where you’re supposed to be glad he’s bothering to talk to you. Also, it was one of the dullest videos I’ve ever seen. Maybe he’s at the point where he so rich/set up that he doesn’t feel like he has to bother trying to be nice to people anymore?
I’m really interested in how you have the time to watch so many videos every day. You’ve mentioned having young kids before and work so it sounds like you’re in a similar boat to the rest of us but I swear 90% of the vids posted on this forum come from you. What’s your secret?