Strength Training for Figure Skaters Is lifting weights actually bad for figure skaters? We have all heard the statement "lifting weights will make you bulky", or have heard that strength training can hinder one's progress as a figure skater. Are these statements really true? Maybe for 1% of the population [also including many other factors] but… Continue reading Strength Training for Figure Skaters
Periodization & Figure Skating What is this and how does it apply? You have probably heard the term "periodization" being tossed around when discussing off ice training programs. Let's discuss what this means, and how you can apply this principle to your off ice program.Many of my adult skating friends participate in Adult Sectionals and… Continue reading Periodization & Figure Skating
Single Leg Exercises How do single leg exercises enhance your skating skills? If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen my infographic on my top 10 favorite single leg exercises. They look great on paper, but how do they impact your skating? Single leg exercises are a type of unilateral exercise, and… Continue reading Single Leg Exercises
Glute Strength & Figure Skating As you know, figure skating is one of the most demanding sports out there. We throw ourselves into the air and land at a force of over 10x our body weight, we perform intricate footwork and turns while staying vertical - just to name a few. If you follow me… Continue reading Glute Strength & Figure Skating
Stretching. Is it worth your time? Is It Really That Important?The majority of skaters don't complete a sufficient stretching routine prior to getting on the ice or starting your workout at the gym. Is it really that big of a deal? Actually, yes! Especially as an adult athlete. Stretching plays a huge part in injury prevention and ensures your muscles are… Continue reading Stretching. Is it worth your time?