I did a bit of Ashtanga yoga and I can recommend at least learning the sun salutation sequence. It's basically what Science said, but flowed together.
I know everyones bodies are different but here's my experience of the subject for keeping in shape for skating.
It's probably just common sense that I was oblivious to.
I went through around 5 years of constantly injuring myself with minor sprains to gnarly dislocations and breaks. The final break (probably my worst) was just running down a mini-ramp. When I was taken to hospital I was referred to a specialist who talked me through diet and the need for eating correctly. I had mentioned that I liked to party/drinking a lot and thus was missing a lot of meals throughout the week. She pointed out: as a skater you use your body more than a normal person would. Therefore you would require more protein and calorie in-take than a normal 3 meals per day.
If I was missing meals along with not eating more, my body would start to process none essential proteins from my body which included the areas around my joints and bones.
Since then I have a minimum of 3 meals per day, sometimes more and I've not had to visit a hospital since (might just be luck). I've had some great slams in that time too.
Oh and I try to avoid processed foods/sugar too and alcohol.
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Last edited by jamesjarvis; 30th July 2014 at 09:34 AM.
thanks for this thread krillmonger. i tore ligaments in my ankle a few weeks ago so all this info is definitely gunna be useful
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