R Cross Step
L Bend and Jump (either Waltz Jump or Axel attempts)
I am guessing I did about 10 off ice Axel attempts. This will be no easy task. I have difficulty in a number of things: getting into the "rotation position" see number 6 & 7 (right to left) in the illustration below:
I can't seem to get my free leg/foot to comfortably cross over my jumping/landing leg/foot. It's not familiar or comfortable because I never really learned it as a kid - I was probably jumping out and around then too.
I also am having trouble with my arms. If you see my jumps, my arms are usually wild! I have to really concentrate to get my arms in close to my body. I often lead my jump with my left arm instead of rotating from the right and pulling my left arm into toward my right shoulder...
Coach says no ice jumping until I can land 8 out of 10 on the ground first. Wonder if my knee will ever make it to the ice?
I forfeited the 2nd half of my lesson today because after doing this 10-20 times I acquired a foot pain from my arch back to my heel. I was probably landing on a part of my foot I never do on skates .. and then of course my knee was cursing me.
So I skated 30 minutes of freestyle and just worked on spins primarily.