This training package is designed for the serious competitive skater who is dedicated to taking his/her training to the next level, and is interested in a 3-4 day/week strength training program with dynamic warmups and stretching. Once a skater has progressed through the exercise progressions of 'The Competitive Skater' DVD, he/she can continue to advance to the most challenging exercises in our 'Advanced Competitive Training' DVD. Also included in this package is the 'Ultimate Dynamic Warmup' DVD. The list price reflects a $10 discount off of the warmup, and a $5 discount off of the advanced program. Please read below for descriptions of each DVD.
At the levels which a skater is asked to perform double and triple jumps, numerous spin variations, and intricate footwork, a skater must possess significant core strength, lower extremity stability, muscular power, and endurance. "The Competitive Skater" will take your off-ice training to a new level to achieve the strength necessary to move to the next level and beyond....
In "The Competitive Skater," skaters are instructed exercises in three different circuits that last 30-45 minutes each, depending on the number of sets and repetitions you choose to complete. Each exercise clip includes full demonstration and instruction of proper technique and body mechanics. The exercises include:
- Three to four functional lower extremity exercises per circuit
- Two to three upper body strengthening exercises per circuit
- Three advanced core stabilization exercises per circuit
- Beginning to advanced plyometric jump exercise progressions to add to any circuit
The exercises can be progressed from a skilled to highly advanced level with the use of medicine and stability balls, sport cords, foam rolls, and balance boards and discs. The challenge levels are endless, and you choose how fast or slow you progress, according to your ability and schedule! Each exercise is instructed in detail to describe proper technique. You will receive a written exercise progression for each exercise. This DVD is appropriate for a skater at or above the pre-juvenile level (working on double or triple jumps), the competitive skater, an advanced adult skater under the age of thirty, or a skater who is experienced with fitness training.
The "Advanced Competitive Training" DVD was created for the athlete who has mastered Sk8Strong's "Competitive Skater" or "Adult Training" DVD and is looking to further their workout program with the most challenging and skating training specific exercises on the market. Included in this DVD are two separate circuits, 25-40 minutes in length, that give a skater a full body workout, including upper body, lower body, and core functional exercises. We have also included a BONUS section for those interested in using the TRX or jungle gym training straps: a tough and fun workout to make the most out of your fitness routine! (Please note that you do not need the training straps for this DVD, only if you wish to use the bonus section.)
In “The Ultimate Dynamic Warmup,” skaters of all levels and ages will learn a pre-competition and pre-practice warmup that will prepare every muscle for the demands of skating. There are over thirty exercises to choose from, and detailed instruction of technique is provided for each exercise. Gone are the days of static stretching- dynamic exercise has proven to be the most effective way to increase mobility. The exercises can even be performed on a daily basis, even if you're not a skater! What are the benefits of dynamic exercise?
· quickly increased blood flow to muscles and joints
· improved mobility
· significantly reduced risk of injury by taking each muscle and joint through its full range of motion
Dynamic stretching has revolutionized the fitness world and the way we stretch. "The Ultimate Dynamic Warmup" is the perfect complement to any Sk8Strong DVD to complete your off-ice training program. You’ll never want to do static stretches before you skate again! Sk8Strong does provide instruction of several static stretches at the end of this DVD to be used as a cool down, and the warmup also includes foam roll self-massage and muscle warmup exercises.