The next exercise is going to be speed skating.
We’ve already learned the side lunge, from side to side, so in this exercise we’re going
to be alternating our side lunge from side to side. Remember in the side lunge you go
back on just a slight diagonal, keeping the upper body nice and tall. That neutral spine
is very, very important whenever we’re doing any gliding exercises. So we’re doing our
side lunge from side to side, pulling the feet together to finish the movement in the
center, and then we just start to speed that up. So remember one of the benefits of gliding
is cardiovascular endurance, so as we start to move quicker through the exercise and stay
lower, the heart rate’s going to elevate. If you’re uncomfortable, you can just switch
your hand from side to side or thigh to thigh so you feel a little bit more balanced in
the exercise. Again, here’s my speed skate, side to side, and my heart rate is starting
to elevate, and I’m starting to work into that target heart rate zone.