On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.

Fast Forward 32 years. Starting January 2, 2012, I am back on the ice doing something else that was unheard of .... Adult Figure Skating. We had "coffee club", which was like adult swim, but there was no opportunity for testing or competition.

Update 2021. It has now been 9 years since I began adult skating. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1.76k subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hired a Personal Trainer

Well, not really.  I signed up for 15 sessions of personal training at my gym.  Today was my first actual session.  Yesterday I had my initial assessment.

After taking into consideration my current age, height, weight, BMI. my new personal trainer Jarod, set me up on the following program:


1. Cardio Warm Up (elliptical)
2. Corrective Upper Body Exercises:

  • Rotator Cuff (stretch bands)
  • T's (lay on back arms to side to the letter T) .... this is a problem for me from my surgery.  My range of motion on my upper body is very limited.
  • W-Y (lay on stomach and simulate swimming breast stroke) ouch
3. Corrective  Lower Body (legs)
  • Clam Shells (laying on side, legs stacked and in bent position, lifting knee-thigh into a clamshell position, then lifting knee-foot up to match) .. great burn
4. Foam Roller
  • Glutes (sitting on foam with one leg crossed over until you roll onto "tender" spot
  • IT Band (sitting on foam with elbow on the ground rolling on IT band on thigh)

5. Stretching

  • Yoga Child Pose for Lats
  • Calf Stretch (upper and lower)
  • Pec Stretch on back .... ?? this one escapes me already!
6. Cardio (Anything:  Elliptical, swimming, treadmill, 30-45 min HR 120 (target)

Sorry about today's post.  Very boring for the reader, but I needed to make a documented note about my workout or I will forget what it means!!!

1 comment:

  1. Your trainer has you doing a lot of things my PT has me doing to keep my knees in shape for skating- clamshells and foam roller especially.

    I <3 my foam roller. I could not live without it.