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Old 06-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Inline skating and fibro

I can think of a million and one reasons why it might not be a good idea to try inline skating - just wondering if anyone else with fibro has done it and the consequences - I know I'll need to be ultra careful not to fall (almost impossible I should imagine - LOL!!) not to over stretch my strides and build it up gently (have only ever roller skated badly when I was a child and not down inline skating!). I know I'll need to be padded from head to toe (full body armour comes to mind) I'm thinking though that if I can get to grips with this it might be a great form of exercise done gently as it works all body parts (including the brain!!)

What do you think and any of you do it????
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Re: Inline skating and fibro

I went rollerskating last year and was soo sore the next day. Felt very unstable, it had been about 20 years since I have laced up a pair of skates. I never did go back out of fear that i'd trip over my feet. I should have gone again as it's great exercise but one fall on my butt would not be to good for my back.

It was kind of funny because I used to be pretty darn good on roller skates, and in my head i could feel the right thing to do. My feet just did not cooperate with my brain.

If you start easy and feel stable and safe I say go for it. Inline is more like ice skating than rollerskating and we all know that even at limited amounts exercise is good for us.

 
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Re: Inline skating and fibro

My concern is about falling too - a friend knows someone who will give me some lessons so I'm hoping that will help
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Re: Inline skating and fibro

hi sweet,
start by skating on carpeting around your house. that's how i started again. i can't do inline, weak ankles. never could ice skate but i could kick booty on roller skates. it's really good for the butt muscles. giggle. there are no streets with sidewalks to skate on where i live so i gave mine away.
give it a try girl. sounds like fun tho i would skip the inline for good ole fashioned skates. giggle. know your limits and excel within them. giggle.
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Re: Inline skating and fibro

Old fashioned skates may well be the answer - everyone keeps saying how challenging they inline skates are - and whilst I love a challenge I need to remember I have fibro and the consequences of taking on too big a challenge!!
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