What is Skogging?
Jogging + Skateboarding = Skogging
Jogging is a form of running at an even pace. The main intention is to increase physical fitness with less stress on the body than from faster running, or to maintain a steady speed for longer periods of time. Performed over long distances, it is a form of aerobic endurance training.
The origin of the word jog is unknown, but it may be related to (1593) William Shakespeare wrote in Taming of the Shrew, “you may be jogging whiles your boots are green”.
Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years and as CNN reported one notable contributor was Chris Yandall, 1975 World Slalom Champion.
Chris Yandall, 1975 World Slalom Skateboard Champion, wrote an article that was published in Skateboarder Magazine “Cut the Jive and Jog.” He found that by alternating both legs as the lead leg, Skoggers were able to push and pump the skateboard to reduce the amount of energy needed to cover long distances. It was then he combined “jogging and skateboarding” to develop his long distance skateboarding technique known as Skogging.
Skogger was born.