Conditioning for figure skating : off-ice techniques for on-ice performance / Carl M. Poe.
By: Poe, Carl M.Material type: BookPublisher: Chicago : Contemporary Books, �2002Description: xiii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 157028220X; 9781570282201.Subject(s): Figure skating -- Training | Physical fitness | Figure skating -- Training | Physical fitnessDDC classification: 796.91/2 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176) and index.
Physical components of figure skating -- Warm-up, cool-down, and flexibility preparation -- Strength training for figure skating -- Off-ice jump training, sport cord speed drills, and balance training -- Plyometric training for figure skating -- Endurance conditioning for skating -- Testing for off-ice and on-ice performance -- Periodization: Skater's yearly plan -- Myths and truths -- Notes -- About the author -- Index.
Finally, a conditioning program for figure skaters that meets today's competitive requirements of the sport. Figure skating has evolved dramatically in the past few years. With a greater emphasis on triple and quadruple jumps, jump combinations, and dramatic lifts. And to stay competitive, skaters must spend hours developing their strength, power, flexibility, and endurance to perform these maneuvers. Conditioning for Figure Skating is a technical, user-friendly guide that teaches you how to improve your strength, increase your power, and condition your body off the ice to improve your on-ice performance. Appropriate for skaters at all levels and all disciplines--singles, pairs, and ice dance--this manual explains the physical preparation needed to excel at the sport. Whether you are a skater, coach, trainer, or parent, you can use this book to establish a training structure to maximize your or the skater's potential. You will find in-depth analysis of: The physical components of figure skating; proper warm-up and cool-down techniques; sport-specific strength training; injury prevention exercises--drills to enhance speed, strength, and power, flexibility training, balance and body awareness; muscle endurance conditioning; "Periodization"--A yearly conditioning plan that creates a peak in physical performance coinciding with the competitive figure skating season.