Battling Your Figure Skating Demons

As adult ice skaters, we often have situations playing out in our non- ice skating lives that follow us to the rink.  In this  must-watch video,  elite US figure skaters share what their biggest figure skating challenges have been.     Could you have ever guessed what...

Just Endure It!

Last week, I explained a type of endurance that is crucial to a skater’s performance: muscular endurance.  This allows a figure skater to be able to continue at a moderate to intense level of activity for 2, 3, or 4 minutes, interspersed by several bouts of explosive...

Endurance and Adult Figure Skaters… In it for the Long Haul.

What is endurance? Endurance is a term often used in sport, but unfortunately can mean different things to different people. In sport, it refers to an athlete’s ability to sustain prolonged exercise for minutes, hours, or even days.  To add to the confusion...

Let it Grow!!!!

It’s summer time in the Northern Hemisphere and in my corner of the world we have been blessed with reasonable amounts of sun and rain, all in all very comfortable.  Since our summers are relatively short I like to get outside whenever possible.  Not that I give up...

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