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Old December 3rd, 2015, 11:43 AM   #21
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That's difficult to argue with. Even if it was totally made up (which I'm sure it's not) it would be difficult to argue with.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 03:05 PM   #22
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Right, any aerobic exercise will keep the heart and lungs primed, be it ever so humble. and a different sort of workout rest's the muscles (overall) that are worked while attached to inlines.
VS doing nothing for three or four months and having to start from square A with cardiovascular.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #23
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LOL, this is what most non-runners believe - "Too much running will bugger your knees and destroy your joints". If anything I would say the reverse is true - I used to have dodgy knees but since I have taken up running, and adopted zero-drop footwear and done whole-body functional strength work, my knee problems are practically zero.

The problem is modern lifestyle, not running (or any other sporting activity).
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I'm non runner because "I thought running caused" aches and pains due to high impact stereotype.

My wife and I walk and talk (she does the talking) from 15-20k a week. We've been doing so for about 9-10 yrs. We also use a series of Swiss exercise and weighted balls for balance, relaxation and conditioning. When we first started I walking together I wore my old cheap running shoes. And... I did have some issues with my feet, knees and lower back. I thought by complaining(high impact) to her about my feet I could get out of having to go. Fortunately... i married a smart girl, she shut me up with a nice pair of shoes, light and comfy. My foot and knee issues are minimal now.


Coincidentally, I stopped skating around 08' and came back 14'. Without all the walking / whole body approach. I'm convinced walking or running is good for your skating with the right approach.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 06:37 PM   #24
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I skate and run. It works for me. Listen to your body and it can work well.
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