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Is Ice Skating Aerobic or Anaerobic?

Is Ice Skating Aerobic or Anaerobic?

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Skating is a kind of exercise that is quite effective in enhancing the ability of respiratory system, cardiovascular system and muscle oxidation and metabolism. It is a type of aerobic exercise. Do you know why?

First of all, let’s take a look at what aerobic exercise is.

Aerobic exercise refers to a kind of exercise that enables the body to gradually adapt to exercise and exert its maximum ability through long-term and low-intensity exercise. It mainly relies on oxygen and glycogen for energy supply, which can effectively improve cardiopulmonary function, invigorate health effectively and reduce fat.

what aerobic exercise is

Then why is skating an aerobic sport?

In the process of skating, your body needs to constantly contract muscles, thus generating power to slide. The body needs to continuously take in oxygen for the oxidative phosphorylation of muscles, thus generating energy. Therefore, skating is an aerobic exercise that consumes oxygen.

What are the benefits of skating?

Skating will improve the endurance of muscles, enhance the blood supply and oxygen supply capacity of various organ systems. An athlete who has mastered the basic skills of skating will achieve an effective exercise heart rate of 120 times per minute during skating.

Therefore, skating has a good preventive effect on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases that pose the greatest threat to health today.

Is ice skating aerobic or anaerobic? yes, it's aerobic

What should I pay attention to when skating?

1, Check the venue before skating to see if it is smooth and free of obstacles. Check whether the skates are firmly connected to the shoes, whether the shoelaces are firm, whether the inner and outer blades of the skates are sharp, and then check whether the fixed screws are tightened.

2, Wear warm and breathable fitness clothing, but not too heavy, so as not to affect the flexibility of sports. The ideal clothing should have the function of keeping warm and cold, and it can ensure the normal evaporation of sweat. Therefore, it is more suitable to choose multi-layer lightweight clothing than some clothing with only thickness and volume, such as thermal underwear, sweaters, and down jackets.

In addition, suitable hats and gloves are also essential. It can keep your head and hands warm and to some extent protect you from external injuries.

3, Pay attention to rest during skating. Because long-term skating makes your lower limbs and ankles tired, which affects your balance. You can have a rest every 20 to 30 minutes during exercise. Untie the shoelaces, so that the blood on the feet is unblocked to quickly relieve fatigue.

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