Basic moves that roller skating beginners can do

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Learn the five basic movements of roller skating

01 stand

Put on roller skates for women and protective gear first, and then stand up. After standing up, you can try to let the child lift both arms from the side to shoulder height, and the left heel against the inside of the right foot, standing in a T shape. This is the most basic roller skating position and the first test of a child’s courage.

02 steps

Including step on the spot, side step, step forward and other actions. Before stepping forward, it is best to take a few minutes to warm up. For example, you can do 15 leg raises, stepping and stomping in place, mainly to strengthen the child’s leg strength and prepare for the start of sliding.

Then step forward with your feet from the T-shaped to the outer eight-shaped, and shift the center of gravity to the left leg and the right leg to slightly lift and lower. Then shift the weight to the right leg, and lift and lower the left leg slightly. Repeat the exercise, gradually increasing the speed.

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03 Glide
After you have practiced walking on foot for a while, you can start learning to glide. Don’t be too hasty, it’s best to wait until the child is proficient. Some kids become proficient quickly, while others take hours.
The essentials of the sliding movement are to lunge forward with the left foot, push the right foot out to the side, tilt the upper body slightly forward, stretch the arms flat and shoulder height, and place the weight on the left foot. Then retract the right foot to the inside of the left foot, slide the right foot forward, push the left foot out to the back and outside, and at the same time move the center of gravity from the left foot to the right foot, and retract the foot to the inside of the right foot. When turning, notice that the center of gravity drops and falls on one foot.

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04 stop

In sliding, sometimes it is necessary to stop sliding in time, so when children initially master the basic movements of sliding, they must learn how to stop sliding. The stopping method is divided into: mid-cut method, A-shaped stop, T-shaped stop, and emergency stop at turning.

05 Safe fall

The training of safe fall is to disperse the impact of the fall through the protective gear and the whole body. When falling, keep the body falling forward, avoid falling backward or let a certain part of the body fully bear the impact, such as the buttocks, chin, Wrists, elbows, knees, etc., to reduce the extent of injury to a single area.

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