I did make some Backward Circle 8 progress thanks to tips from my viewers... THANK YOU. Keeping my back arm up higher helped a lot. (no video)
But if you want to see a really great fall... my video is at the bottom of the page!
Here's a few stills of the week
See if you can guess what I was working on from the pink tracing my coach laid out for me. I must have done something right because my skate picked up the pink dye!
got back on the ice this week. (wonder how many Advil that took?)
Bo is adorable! Too bad we don't have a rink dog! Have you tried the waltz-loop-loop exercise for your axel prep? It forces you to land with the leg in front and pull in tightly for the rotation. What about waltz-backspin? Have fun in the harness today!ReplyDelete
Do you mean 2 actual loop jumps after a waltz? I did one yesterday. I would love to do a waltz jump-backspin but I can't find the right feeling to get that snap-into position yet (without falling). Frankly I don't think I am ready, even for a harness, but in theory I can't really get hurt on the harness. The thing that is going to hold me back on this technically is that I have open hips on almost everything I do and I have to fight to close them on all my jumps and spins ..ReplyDelete
Yes - try two loops after the waltz jump. A waltz-loop is fine, but that second loop will really force your core to tighten. If you do it right, your free leg will have to stay in front to take off on those loops correctly. This exercise should help train your body to get in the right position for the axel. Other exercises that helped me were bell jumps, inside axels and backspins with a jump (loop) exit.Delete