Every jump, spin, and skating move requires certain movement patterns to occur at every joint to be performed correctly. Three things affect these movement patterns: muscle flexibility, muscle strength, and joint mobility. Not every skater naturally possesses the strength and flexibility needed for these movements. By learning the strength and flexibility requirements throughout the body in each position of a jump, spin, or move, you can easily make corrections in a skaters' technique. By performing stretching and strengthening exercises, a skater can improve the ability to achieve the positions and technique that a coach is looking for.
This manual includes analysis of strength and flexibility requirements for all jump takeoffs, common spins, and several moves in the field. Coaches and skaters may use these analyses to recognize skaters' anatomical faults. Simple improvements in muscle flexibility will help improve the angle of a jump takeoff, improve a spiral position, and improve the center of balance in a spin. Strength improvements result in higher jumps, explosive takeoffs, improved duration and position of spins, and much more.
Analyses include: axel, lutz, flip, loop, toe loop, and salchow jumps; camel, sit, layback, pancake, and biellman spins; spiral, ina bauer, spread eagle, and choctaw field moves.
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