Being at the same time a sport, a leisurely pastime and a means of transport, rollerblading is above all a comprehensive sport which requires technical skill, balance and resistance to avoid falling down!
Benefits of roller blading
- Develops balance, flexibility and fast reflexes.
- Improves ones endurance and heartrate.
- Tones up the buttocks, the quadriceps and the calves.
- Softens up the joints.
- Improves balance, centre of gravity.
- Gives a feeling of freedom, lightness.
Disadvantages in rollerblading
- At the neurological level:
- Balance disorders,
- Locomotor system problems.
- Cardiovascular disorders.
- Traumatic pathologies related to falls:
- Contusions to the knees, wrists, hands, shoulders;
- Sprains, fractures;
- Cranial and dorsal trauma
On a practical level
- Start by taking courses to acquire the basic concepts.
- Use decent equipment: helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, wrist pads: roller blading is a sport where falls are inevitable.
- Adapt your skates to your skill level and comfort.
- If you make long excursions, don't forget to take slow acting sugars and hydrate yourself as often as possible.
- Do some stretching exercises before and after the effort, to avoid strains and aches.
Various uses of rollerblading
- You can practice rollerblading even by other sports:
- Acrobatic rollerblading: jumping, slaloms, acrobatics, jumping over obstacles;
- Rollerblade race: on or off-road;
- Ice or field hockey.
Roller - Bienfaits et contre-indications
La práctica del roller