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Anatomy of Skating
« on: February 11, 2016, 05:52:08 PM »
This is a very-strange YouTube channel that focuses on the human muscle anatomy.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk5b8AKXngs9ifLvdUv-qQw

It's the "underskin" images that strike me as odd - sit spin analysis, for example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW8vrsB8-5k

It's nice, though, that they show CW and CCW poses.
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Re: Anatomy of Skating
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 09:27:46 PM »
You know when I see stuff like this I marvel at what people are doing with youTube. It's a whole new world.
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Re: Anatomy of Skating
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 10:19:21 AM »
It is a great resource!
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Re: Anatomy of Skating
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 09:02:32 PM »
I'm not sure how people use this. Are many people consciously aware of what muscles they are using? How hard is it to train yourself to do this?

Incidentally, there are a lot of links on the web if you search for "anatomy of dance".

I once took a class on "Dance Kinesiology", that used these textbooks::

Blandine Calais-Germain, Anatomy of Movement
http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Movement-Revised-Blandine-Calais-Germain/dp/0939616572/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

Blandine Calais-Germain, Anatomy of Movement: Exercises
http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Movement-Exercises-Blandine-Calais-Germain/dp/0939616580/ref=pd_sim_b_2/104-6677086-4895105

The course instructor said that you can only sense the external (surface) muscles - unless you push the internal muscles to the point of soreness. That implies you can tell what your internal muscles are doing by making them sore, but does it make sense to do that?

I wasn't very successful at identifying what muscles I was using. Then again, I only did a little dance, at a purely recreational level. I concluded is that my body is way too complex for me to sense and understand the internals. The other course participants - college dance majors - knew a lot more about anatomy.

Yet a PT told me I should shift which muscles I was using to skate and do other things.