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Asha falling over…..

Asha falling over…..

The consequence of this fall was an injury which I thought would go away and wasn’t serious but which in fact is still very much with me and now responsible for my down time, seeing doctors and doing physio. Throughout this year I've been limping after skating and...

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How to push forward in the correct way for a beginner

How to push forward 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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A Week in Singapore

A Week in Singapore

Singapore! What a great stay it’s been. Staying with old friends from London has been such a treat. I was shown around on skates by one of my online students and the Marina Bay area is just spectacular. Innovative, modern architecture,...

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“The Stroll” Video Tutorial

Here's a new Video Tutorial to train a cool-looking move called "The Stroll", which can be used as a dance step or just a "filler" in-between other moves. This is also my first solo video edit which I've been learning to do since June....

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Barcelona June 2018 Trip Report

Barcelona June 2018 Trip Report

The debate in Asha’s head rages about which city is “the best” to skate in. It’s a long argument but Barcelona is one of them. Good quality tarmac, cycle paths everywhere, beach promenades, huge perfect lesson spots, Barcelona has it all. The Trip began with...

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Zagreb May 2018 Trip Report

Zagreb May 2018 Trip Report

Enormous Thank you to Boris Bengez and Dijana Dabić Bengez for their hard work in prepping this trip and being first class hosts and leaders. I’m so glad I let you them convince me in Rio (2017) that Zagreb would be a good idea for a skate trip........

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Inline Skating Backward Crossovers: Fixing Common Problems

Inline Skating Backward Crossovers: Fixing Common Problems

Backward Crossovers are every backward skaters' dream and most people rush to do them BEFORE their backward "building blocks" are solid. This usually leads to a host of different problems. Remember, all crossovers (backward and forward) are designed to generate speed...

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