Speed skaters are an excellent exercise for so many reasons! This exercise targets the hip abductors in a unilateral power fashion. There is a concentric phase when you push off the board and drive towards the other side. There is also an added isometric and eccentric demand during the sliding and stopping motion. Not only does it target increasing muscular power, but it also challenges balance. These are two essential components to every sport!
Program these for power and endurance!