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The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by FigureSpins on September 20, 2017, 09:10:30 AM »
Being short causes figure skating.

 :laugh: Small of stature and love figure skating? Count your blessings!
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The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by nicklaszlo on September 20, 2017, 04:34:01 AM »
Many elite figure skaters are told to underfeed themselves, to keep their weight down - especially female Dance and Pairs skaters, who need to be lifted by their partners.

But Dance and Pairs males are often tall, so they are strong enough to lift the lady.

This is a myth.  Size difference is not necessary for lifts.  The elite pairs men are strong enough to lift other pairs men.  A trained, elite male athlete is strong enough to lift four normal women.

Removing should be an effective way to improve jumps, though.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by nicklaszlo on September 20, 2017, 04:22:31 AM »
Im 12 and 115 lbs.

Based on CDC data, that is slightly above average for a 12 year old female.  25% of adult females weigh less.

Can skating cause you to be short or bowlegged?

Being short causes figure skating. 
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The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by Peach on September 19, 2017, 06:39:35 PM »
I am seeing a dr. Im 12 and 115 lbs. solid muscle and eat very well. Was just curious if anyone heard of such a thing.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by AgnesNitt on September 19, 2017, 04:40:39 PM »
Yes i stopped growing suddenly

If this is concerning you, you should see your doctor. However, girls stop growing between 11 and 15. It's a wide spread. The bowlegs may be treatable by a doctor if you are young enough.

There are also vitamin deficiencies that can cause bowlegs, and you should see your doctor to get checked out for that.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by tstop4me on September 19, 2017, 03:52:02 PM »
Yes i stopped growing suddenly
If your question pertains to your actual state of health (rather than a hypothetical question in general), then I agree with FigureSpins:  see your physician. 
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