Skate thoughts & observations

Skate thoughts & observations

Post by Isiaf » Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:59:17


Lutz: Upon video review and testing, I have concluded that squeezing the
stomach right as I jump is very useful.  This is the idea presented by Lussi:
tighten the stomach as if someone is about to hit me in the abs.  Result:  The
arm swing gets transfered better to the hips and helps rotation, and jump
height for some reason.  At least for me.

Back spin entry:  For a CCW backspin from a RFI3, the more I check to the right
with my arms and shoulders on the entry edge, the faster and better my spin.
Also, my instructor has me do a little bounce and sink/push down *** the BO
exit edge on the entry just like a three. This really helps, and one wonders
how you would enter without the little bounce at the three.

Doctors:  It seems to me that when I was younger doctors always tried to cure
and fix me.  Not so hard with an immature body.  Now that I am mature, doctors
and therapists give up easily and dismiss problems as maturity fate.  This
ain't right.

Sling Skate

My recommended reading for body fat control:
http://SportToday.org/~slopitch/drsquat/fredzig.htm

 
 
 

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Post by GonnaSka » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 00:43:07

Quote:

>Doctors:  It seems to me that when I was younger doctors always tried to cure
>and fix me.  Not so hard with an immature body.  Now that I am mature,
>doctors
>and therapists give up easily and dismiss problems as maturity fate.  This
>ain't right.

I once wrote "don't even get me started on doctors," (not like I expect anyone
to remember that) so I'll be disciplined and keep this short.

Try going to the doctor as a woman. Try going as a "mature" woman. Or better
yet, a mature overweight woman. My mother's experience was that doctors don't
give up easily, they just don't even try. Like they time she had a broken
shoulder and they refused to X-ray it for her. I'd ask her to offer you her two
cents, but she died at 58 from one of the most easily curable (if caught early)
forms of cancer, and with a strong family history of it to boot. The only
medical advice she ever received was to diet and exercise.

I recently went to the emergency room with my husband and they had him hooked
up to monitors so fast it made me dizzy. Next time I need to go to the doctor,
I'm sending him!

I figure that as long as I'm skating and losing weight I can dismiss the "diet
and exercise" prescription before the doctor dismisses me. Other than that I
plan on never getting sick or injured.

Gonna Skate

 
 
 

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Post by e-skat » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 06:00:32

Quote:

> Doctors:  It seems to me that when I was younger doctors always tried to cure
> and fix me.  Not so hard with an immature body.  Now that I am mature, doctors
> and therapists give up easily and dismiss problems as maturity fate.  This
> ain't right.

> Sling Skate

They do this to my husband, too, and it's really irritating to both of
us.  I am next.

 
 
 

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Post by Chow Y L » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 02:27:29

Quote:

> Doctors:  It seems to me that when I was younger doctors always tried to cure
> and fix me.  Not so hard with an immature body.  Now that I am mature, doctors
> and therapists give up easily and dismiss problems as maturity fate.  This
> ain't right.

> Sling Skate

Was there supposed to be a parallel to coaches?
Its quite distressing to see some coaches "not even try" with ***
skaters. It just ain't right!

Cheers,
Chow

 
 
 

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Post by GordonSk8erB » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 09:34:36


Quote:

> Was there supposed to be a parallel to coaches?
> Its quite distressing to see some coaches "not even try" with ***
> skaters. It just ain't right!

> Cheers,
> Chow

 One of the highest recommendations I got for my coach was "she treats
me like a kid!"  It's true.  I've seen some instructors be just amazed
that an *** would want to learn this stuff.  I'm really blessed, my
coach not only takes me seriously, but she pushes me juuuuust beyond
my comfort zone all the time.

Gordon Zaft

http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by jslyo » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 18:20:36

The rink I train at has a couple coaches who don't want to mess with ***s,
but probably as many who do, and those are of equally high caliber.



Quote:

> > Was there supposed to be a parallel to coaches?
> > Its quite distressing to see some coaches "not even try" with ***
> > skaters. It just ain't right!

> > Cheers,
> > Chow

>  One of the highest recommendations I got for my coach was "she treats
> me like a kid!"  It's true.  I've seen some instructors be just amazed
> that an *** would want to learn this stuff.  I'm really blessed, my
> coach not only takes me seriously, but she pushes me juuuuust beyond
> my comfort zone all the time.

> Gordon Zaft

> http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by Lara Thomas-Wal » Sun, 01 Aug 2004 03:06:46

Quote:

> but probably as many who do, and those are of equally high caliber.


> >  One of the highest recommendations I got for my coach was "she treats
> > me like a kid!"  It's true.  I've seen some instructors be just amazed
> > that an *** would want to learn this stuff.  I'm really blessed, my
> > coach not only takes me seriously, but she pushes me juuuuust beyond
> > my comfort zone all the time.

I am fortunate to have found a high level coach who enjoys teaching
***s and pushes on me when I need it.

Sadly, I've seen some coaches who don't want to bother with ***s or
don't think they are capable of improving. I also think some of this
can come from coaches who may not have as developed coaching skills
and don't understand (or are afraid) to push an ***.  Coaching
itself is a science and coaching an *** requires an additional skill
set.

Not all coaches are created equal.

Lara