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How to skate in the correct way for a beginner

How to skate in the correct way for a beginner

Q -Hi Asha. I am 29. I skated on and off since I was 8 but only recently I got excited and bought a new pair of roller blades. I am trying my best to learn how to push forward in the correct way (not the V-shape) and I am also trying to learn how to brake (following...

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I’m pronating on my skates. What do you recommend?

I’m pronating on my skates. What do you recommend?

Q  Hi Asha.  ! love your videos and hope to skate as smoothly and powerfully as you do someday. I have pronated feet—not terrible—but I can see on my wheels that I’m leaning inward and pronating on skates as well. I purchased some insoles to correct but...

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Why do the muscles on the outside of my calves burn?

Why do the muscles on the outside of my calves burn?

Q - I'm a fan of Asha's Youtube videos and am considering some of her online courses. I used to rollerblade as a kid and now, as 38 year old male, I want to get back into it to lose weight and get in shape. I am a little concerned, though, that when I get on my...

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Where should I put my weight on my foot when skating slowly?

Where should I put my weight on my foot when skating slowly?

Q - “When I am skating at normal speed or just cruising around without worrying too much about speed, do I need to put my weight on the front of the foot and keep my heels light? Because I’m used to putting my weight on my heels when I was skating slowly. Thank you in...

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Marathon Training Plan?

Marathon Training Plan?

Q - "I’m currently working on my stopping techniques, more specifically in the Lunge Turn to Powerslide. I guess it will pay off in time.  I’m planing to skate my first Marathon, if situation permits, this summer or autumn. Do you have a training plan, that I...

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I still have difficulty climbing steep hills

I still have difficulty climbing steep hills

Q - "I've been using your Intermediate and Advanced Skate for Fitness Online courses. I still have difficulty climbing steep hills. Will this be solved as I progress? At the end of the S-curve, my support leg doesn’t turn sufficiently inside and my push becomes...

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Which skates are easier, quads or inlines?

Which skates are easier, quads or inlines?

This has become one of the most asked questions on my social media channels recently. I think with the growth of quad skating, many people on quads are discovering things are "not as easy as they look" and many people assume 'quads are easier'. That's not necessarily...

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