I've been thinking of taking up skateboarding again as an adult (I'm in my early thirties and its been at least 10 years since I popped an ollie) but I am concerned about being too out-of-shape. I'm not overweight and I do exercise regularly but I worry that a lot of the muscles used to do tricks have atrophied in the decade or so since my last kick-flip. I'm interested to know if anyone has had success with physical conditioning exercises specifically tailored to skateboarding. Can you recommend some stretches or exercises that helped your ability to do tricks and/or avoid injury after a long break from skating?
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Anything that will strengthen your lower body and core should be good. Calf raises Leg Press Lunges/squats
Try doing some exercises that require balance as well, such as doing curls while balancing on one foot.