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!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not Skating Today - Off Ice Workout

My coach told me to start doing some off ice jumping.  Two footed 1/4 turns and then 1/2 turns, eventually full turns.

I found this great website with videos of a young and very lightweight girl demonstrating a bunch of off ice exercises.

Think I will go try a few!


After quickly viewing most of the off ice exercises I saw on this website I went to the gym and tried a few.  Unfortunately I did not set up my camera with a full body view and you can only see me from the waist up.... (how convenient!)

These are harder than I thought.  Especially checking out of even a 1/2 rotation off the ice.
My immediate opinion is that they will help a lot in strengthening my jumps.

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