Race on ice

How to prevent injuries in short track speed skating

The following exercise program is aimed at preventing injuries typical in speed skating. The exercises target the back, groin and thighs, and are designed to improve your stability in skating and positioning, so you can exert more force on the ice. You will find the exercise programme by clicking the orange button below.

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Speed skating is a sport that demands a full range of skills. The athlete needs core strength, speed and explosivity, and need to work on strength and plyometric training. Despite the high speed and sharp skates, short track speed skating is a relatively safe sport, where acute injuries are rare.