- Nov. 30, 2008 -
To maximize on-ice performance, it is necessary for a figure skater to have a high level of core strength, lower extremity stability, balance, and plyometric strength. Through sport specific training, a skater can take their training to the highest level and enhance their on-ice skills. Sk8Strong Inc., a company created by a physical therapist who has been involved in figure skating for 23 years, has produced four instructional exercise DVDs for all levels of skaters to provide figure skaters with a comprehensive training program. The DVDs include "Developing the Youth Skater," "The Competitive Skater," "Adult Training," and "The Ultimate Dynamic Warmup." Each DVD, with the exception of the warmup, includes a progression for each exercise. A skater or coach can progress his or her program according to their ability and skill level, and each DVD includes exercises that are appropriate for that level. "The Ultimate Dynamic Warmup" can easily be used as a pre-competition or pre-practice warmup, and can even be useful for non-figure skaters looking for a stretching and mobility routine. If a skater is looking for a more personalized approach, Sk8Strong conducts video analyses to provide skaters with an individualized training program. To find more information about this exciting, cutting edge new program, visit www.sk8strong.com.
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Off-ice strength and conditioning information website for figure skaters. Products include DVDs, site membership, a free newsletter, injury reports, skill analyses, video analysis and more. Run by a physical therapist and a strength training specialist.Photo: